319 Grant to Bring Cleaner Water to Lake Monroe

Friends of Lake Monroe is in the final stages of finalizing the paperwork. The 319 grant will give FLM the capacity to hire a watershed coordinator and develop a watershed management plan. Friends of Lake Monroe will be awarded $119,525 from the State of Indiana with matching funds coming from Monroe County Stormwater Board, City of Bloomington and Sassafras AUDUBON Society. In addition, we will receive an additional $83,000 in services from the following organizations:

League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County
Indiana University O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Conservation Law Center
The Nature Conservancy
The Media School at Indiana University
The Soil and Water Conservation District of Jackson County
The Planning Department and Board of Zoning Appeals of Monroe County
The Soil and Water Conservation District of Monroe County
Salt Creek Preservation Group

Melissa Laney and Sarah Powers of the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs will be leading the field investigation, while Friends of Lake Monroe will work on developing education and outreach initiatives and management plan for the Lake Monroe watershed. FLM will be working with many other organizations and individuals to gather information about the lake, the watershed, and local stakeholder concerns. FLM will also need volunteers to help with education, graphic art, outreach, and water sampling. If you are interested in volunteering your time and skill, please reach out!