MS4 MCM Public Participation & Involvement
In order to comply with the stormwater permit, each MS4 must develop programs that get residents and property owners involved in activities that support clean water practices. On behalf of the partners (Goshen, Elkhart, Bristol, Elkhart Count), the Elkhart County SWCD fulfills this requirement for the whole partnership.
The Elkhart County SWCD has a Rain Garden Incentive program in which homeowners are reimbursed for the purchase of native plants for rain gardens.
The Elkhart County SWCD shares information on how to handle household hazardous waste, so that homeowners may learn how to dispose of things properly.
The Elkhart County SWCD works closely with other watershed organizations such as St. Joseph River Basin Commission to help promote water quality.
The Elkhart County SWCD has a Rain Barrel Incentive program in which homeowners are reimbursed for the purchase of native plants for rain barrels.
The Elkhart County SWCD hosts several workshops and events each year to get citizens involved in protecting local waterways.
The Elkhart County SWCD offers many volunteer opportunities for citizens. One of those opportunities is water monitoring Hoosier Riverwatch.
To learn more about other programs implemented please visit the Elkhart County SWCD Homeowners Page