GREENCASTLE -- Several organizations in Putnam County are working together to learn what resource concerns exist in the county. A public forum has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the County Annex building.
In an effort to utilize financial and technical resources in the best way possible, the Purdue Extension Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Sycamore Trails Resource Conservation and Development Council are planning the forum.
These groups are looking at consolidating their efforts to collect information from Putnam County residents on what resource concerns they have, issues that may need to be addressed, and/or areas that could be improved or enhanced.
Although each organization has a specific mission and responsibilities, many efforts can complement the other's programs and areas of work. In this light, the meeting will also help the sponsoring organizations prevent duplication of programs and efforts in the management of the resources of Putnam County.
The meeting will consist of a brief introduction of each organization and what its area of focus is followed by a brainstorming session where residents will have an opportunity to list concerns the different organizations can address.
Prioritization of these concerns specific to current and future programs and financial assistance will conclude the meeting. The Purdue Extension Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Sycamore Trails Resource Conservation and Development Council are looking forward to the public forum and sharing concerns for Putnam County.
To ensure there is enough meeting materials, call 653-5716 ext. 3 by Jan. 19 for a reservation. Light refreshments will be served and the meeting will conclude by 8:30 p.m.