The Elkhart County Soil & Water Conservation District has had the honor of receiving The Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence under the Land use/Conservation category for the development and continuation of their Storm Water Alliance Management Program (SWAMP). The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence are Indiana’s most prestigious environmental recognition awards. They are reserved for the most innovative, sustainable, and exemplary programs or projects that positively impact Indiana’s environment and demonstrate measurable environmental, economic, and social benefits. The selection process is highly competitive, and only one award per category is presented during a ceremony in September annually.