UPCOMING EVENTS

  

OCTOBER

  

  

  

  

2nd

Steuben County Life Class

6:00 pm

  

  

  

6th

Steuben County Lakes Council Monthly Meeting

8:30 am  

  

  

  

8th

Columbus Day holiday

Offices closed

  

  

  

9th

Steuben County Life 

6:00 pm

  

  

  

10th

Steuben County SWCD  Board Meeting

1220 N 200 W, Suite L Angola, IN

7:00 pm

  

  

  

16th

Steuben County Life Class

6:00 pm

  

  

  

25th

Friends of the St Joseph River meeting

1:00 pm

  

  

  

  

For information on any programs, contact us at (260) 665-3211 ext:3

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Market Facilitation Program

          Are you a farmer or rancher whose commodities have been directly impacted by unjustified retaliatory tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional export markets? The Market Facilitation Program was created for producers just like you.

          The Market Facilitation Program - administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency - will provide payments to eligible producers of soybeans, sorghum, corn, wheat, cotton, dairy, hogs, shelled almonds, and fresh sweet cherries.

          Producers can submit Market Facilitation Program applications beginning on the following dates and ending on January 15, 2019.

  • September 4, 2018 for producers of soybeans, sorghum, corn, wheat, cotton, dairy, and hogs. NOTE: You can begin signup anytime, but corn and bean signup cannot be completed until you know your yields (must be in dry bushels).
  • September 24, 2018 for producers of shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries  

For additional information, see flyer below (only the first page of the fact sheet is posted; to see both pages, click below ) or contact your local FSA office (Angola USDA Service Center: 260/665-3211, extension 2).

Market Facilitation Program Fact Sheet August 2018.pdf  

STEUBEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT  Blue-Green Algae

September 14, 2018 - The Steuben County Health Department is reminding residents to be watchful for the presence of a blue-green algae during recreational activities such as swimming, wading, and water-skiing.

  

Blue-green algae are organisms that grow and live in brackish or fresh waters.  They can grow quickly and can increase in abundance with increased temperature, sunlight and nutrients.  They are commonly called blue-green algae because of the visual appearance of the water as they live near the surface of rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs.

  

Exposure to a blue-green algae bloom can lead to rashes, skin and eye irritation, and other unpleasant effects such as nausea, stomach aches, and tingling in fingers and toes.

  

Since every lake, river or other type of waterbody in the state cannot be tested; we recommend that swimmers and boaters be careful in all recreational waters this time of year.

  

Precautionary measures include avoiding contact with visible algae and swallowing water while swimming.  Also, it is always a good idea to take a bath or shower with warm, soapy water after swimming.  If you should experience any symptoms after water recreational activities, please contact your doctor.  For further infrormation about blue-green algae, please visit the website, www.algae.in.gov.

  

Individuals who think they have come into contact with blue-green algae should wash with soap and warm water and follow-up with a primary care physician.

  

The following information regarding animal exposure to blue-green algae is provided by the Steuben SWCD; this information can be found at:  www.in.gov/idem/algae

If you see blue-green algae bloom in the water or where you visit:

  • DO NOT not allow pets or livestock to swim in or drink from areas where blooms are seen.
  • If pets swim in scummy water, rinse them off with soap and water immediately.  Do not let them lick the algae off their fur.
  • Animals are susceptible to blue-green algae injury because the scum can attach to their coats and be swallowed during self-cleaning.
  • Clinical signs of exposure in animals to blue-green algae includes vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, weakness, and seizures.
  • If your animal shows any of these clinical signs listed above after coming in contact with an algal bloom, contact your veterinarian immediately.

 The Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) is one of our nation’s most significant collections of inland rivers and streams. The WLEB covers over 7 million acres and it encompasses most of northwest Ohio, as well as portions of northeast Indiana, and southeast Michigan. WLEB information can be obtained through the WLEB website provided.

Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District hours of operation and District Facilities

  

http://niswmd.org

  

STEUBEN COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT 

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