Community Partners/Sponsors

Delaware County Government 
Primary funding for the office and staff, along with helping to increase public awareness.

ISDA - Division of Soil Conservation ISDA-DSC
The State Soil Conservation Board, through ISDA-DSC, provides guidance, direction, training, and funding opportunities to the SWCD, including Clean Water Indiana funding.

Purdue Cooperative Extension
Extension is the educational branch of the Conservation Partnership. Through our local Cooperative Extension Office we have local staff and University expertise available for workshops, field days, and other conservation education activities.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Our chief source of technical expertise, in the agricultural areas, is the USDA-NRCS. We share office space, communication equipment, and goals to reduce erosion and sediment on productive agricultural lands. The NRCS District Conservationist implements Farm Bill programs In the county and advises the local SWCD Board as they seek to address conservation concerns on agricultural lands in the county.

Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (lASWCD)
IASWCD serves as 21 united voice for all 92 conservation districts across the state. It helps districts purse new and or updated policy, legislation, and funding at the state level.

Ball State University
Assists our district by providing the following: financial and technical assistance. Furthermore, they provide in-kind assistance in the form of interns and volunteers.

Ball Brothers Foundation
The Ball Brothers Foundation is an independent, private, philanthropic organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life by building communities. This organization funds and supports these efforts through thorough examination and action. The Foundation applauds efforts to educate and participate in sound conservation practices, data gathering, and supporting of agricultural processes and other land usages that work in balance with a healthy economy and environment.

The Muncie Sanitary District: (Bureau of Water Quality)
The Muncie Sanitary District: Bureau of Water Quality’s vision is to become the principal regional watershed leader by creating resources and educational partnerships that promote, protect, and enhance the biological, chemical, and physical integrity of the White River ecosystem.

Delaware County Department of Storm water Management
The Delaware County Department of Storm water Management’s vision is to create resources and educational programs that promote, protect, and enhance the biological, chemical, and physical integrity of the White River ecosystem by maintaining and promoting proper storm water techniques.

Prairie Creek: Reservoir & Park
Prairie Creek Reservoir is a man-made reservoir that provides resources for Delaware County through water, recreation, habitat, and education. The reservoir is owned by the Indiana-American Water Company, and the lands around it are managed by the City of Muncie Parks and Recreation Department. The reservoir is a secondary drinking water supply for the City of Muncie; during periods of low-flow, water is released from the reservoir into the White River, Muncie’s primary water supply.

Community Foundation
The mission of The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is to encourage philanthropy, assist donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets and exercise leadership in directing resources to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County, Indiana.

George and Francis Ball Foundation
The Ball Brothers Foundation is an independent, private, philanthropic organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life by building communities.

Minnetrista
Minnetrista will be the leader in discovering and celebrating the diverse and distinct strengths of East Central Indiana as a foundation for inspiring future generations. Minnetrista is a gathering place that focuses on the exploration of nature, history, gardens and art; where vibrant, audience-centered experiences honor our heritage and inspire the future of our region.

Maring-Hunt Public Library
The Muncie Public Library will provide accessible and innovative services responding to the reading, informational, educational, and enrichment needs of the community.

Red-tail Land Conservancy 
The Red-tail Conservancy preserves, protects, and restores natural areas and farm land in East Central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage. This not-for-profit land trust focuses on five counties to provide land conservation options to individual landowners. They also partner with local governments in restoration projects while providing land stewardship activities and education for these communities. Since 1999, the Red-tail Conservancy has protected nearly 2000 acres of natural areas and farm land and is committed to greater conservation efforts in the future.

Delaware County Office of Geographic Information
The Delaware County Office of Geographic Information manages the county’s Geographic Information System (GIS). Their goals are to: maintain and update the county’s GIS information databases; deliver this data to the public, private sectors, and government agencies; and provide consulting and application development for projects in the area. This data and assistance aids in making informed decisions and creating effective developments.

Upper White River Watershed Alliance
The Upper White River Watershed Alliance (UWRWA) is a 16-county organization of local governments, industries, utilities, universities, and agricultural and regional communities that improve and protect the water quality of watershed basins in the larger Upper White River Region. This organization works to better understand regional water quality patterns and target areas for restoration or protection. The UWRWA synthesizes existing data to better understand some of the social drivers affecting large-scale land use change. This alliance works together to protect vital water resources and pool their financial and technical resources.

Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan Commission (DMMPC)
The Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan Commission (DMMPC) plans and approves the structure and infrastructure of the City of Muncie and the unincorporated Delaware County. This organization is responsible for all transportation planning activities.

Indiana Farm Bureau
The purpose of Indiana Farm Bureau is to be an effective advocate for farmers and through its policies and programs, promote agriculture and improve the economic and social welfare of member families. Indiana Farm Bureau promotes agriculture through public education, member engagement, and by advocating for agricultural and rural needs. 

Delaware County Office of Geographic Informatio
The Delaware County Office of Geographic Information manages the county’s Geographic Information System (GIS). There goals are to maintain and update the county’s GIS information databases, deliver this data to the public, private sectors, and government agencies, and to provide consulting and application development for projects in the area. This data and assistance aids in making informed decisions and create effective developments.

Delaware County Department of Stormwater Management 
The Delaware County Department of Stormwater Management’s vision is to create resources, educational programs and partnerships, that promote, protect, and enhance the biological, chemical, and physical integrity of the White River ecosystem by maintaining and promoting proper stormwater techniques.

Ball State Natural Resources Club 
The Natural Resources Club participates in activities to improve the environment. Their efforts in the past have included: reservoir clean-up and water quality improvement, streambed restoration and stabilization, wetland restoration and delineation, rain barrel workshop, educational programs, and much more. The Natural Resource Club’s mission statement is: “students concerned with the preservation and conservation of the natural world. We seek to raise environmental awareness and concern.”

Ball State Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at Ball State University promotes the advancement of the educational, professional, and social interest of being stewards of the land.

Ball State Department of Biology
The Department of Biology at Ball State University promotes exploration, research, and study of nature and life.

Ball State Landscape Architecture Department
The Department of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University promotes the creation, design, and maintenance of the natural and built environment by creating safe, functional, and sustainable places for everyday life.

Ball State Geological Sciences Department
The Geological Sciences Department at Ball State University promotes the study of the composition of earth, and how best to find, use, and protect its mineral, energy, and water resources.

Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan Commission (DMMPC)
The Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan Commission (DMMPC) plans and approves the structure and infrastructure of the City of Muncie and the unincorporated Delaware County. This organization is responsible for all transportation planning activities.

Randolph County Soil & Water Conservation District 
The Randolph County Soil & Water Conservation District provides information about soil, water, and related natural resource conservation; identifies and prioritizes local soil and water resource concerns; and connects land users to sources of educational, technical and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies.