Friends of Indiana County Conservation District

The Friends of the Indiana County Conservation District is a supporting 501c3 Non-profit organization of the Indiana County Conservation District. Through fundraising, outreach, network development, and other capacity building activities, this organization supports the environmental, recreational, and economic development efforts of the Indiana County Conservation District. Take a look at our current initiatives below.

Cambria & Indiana County Farmer Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide funding for small farmers in Indiana and Cambria counties to support business plan development that focuses on sustainable farming models, including providing match funding for sustainable farming projects and the development of conservation best management practices. General donations to this fund can be made to the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

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Thank a Farmer Dash

Every year, on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Friends of ICCD holds the Annual Thank a Farmer Dash to raise money to support this the Cambria & Indiana County Farmer Fund. The 2022 Thank a Farmer Dash is scheduled for November 19, 2022. Stay tuned for more details.

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Green Drinks

What is Green Drinks Indiana? It’s a networking and happy hour that generally occurs on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm. Each event will be held at a different location and benefit a different, local, environmentally friendly or “green” project or organization. The vibe will be informal, fun, and the aim is for you to meet like-minded locals while supporting a great cause! RSVP's are not required but encouraged so we can get an accurate count of how many are coming.  Check out upcoming dates on our News & Events Page.

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David S. Frick Envirothon Education
Grant Fund

Help us reach our annual grant award goal of $2,500! Tax deductible contributions to this fund support $500 grants to each member of the winning team of the Indiana County Senior Envirothon. We are partnering with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to administer our grant fund. Donate online or click here for an information sheet and details on mailing your donation.

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Memorial Tree Fund

The Indiana County Conservation District Memorial Tree Program offers participants an opportunity to honor a loved one or remember a special event by donating a tree to be planted on our education center grounds. These trees will serve purposes for forestry and native plant education while providing critical habitat for local wildlife. Growing for hundreds of years, trees are a long-lasting, living memorial or tribute.

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Education Center Fund

The Indiana County Conservation District is currently looking for donations to support the development of our grounds and Discovery Center for educational purposes. Financial contributions support plantings, community gardens, wildlife care, an environmental library, and educational programs. Non-Cash contributions of conservation and agricultural books as well as taxidermy native to North America are being accepted. To make a financial contribution, click the link below. For non-financial contributions, please contact our office.

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ICCD offers assistance with a variety of programs including DGLVR, Agriculture, Watersheds, and Permitting.

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Education is a big part of what we do. Discover how ICCD can engage your students in environmental learning.

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News & events

Stay up-to-date with the latest news from ICCD by reading a blog post, subscribing to our newsletter, or join us for one of our events.

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Friends of ICCD

Friends of Indiana County Conservation District make a big impact through fundraising events and community engagement.

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