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ANNUAL FIDLER POND FISHING DERBY RETURNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department will once again hold its annual Fidler Pond's Fantastic Fishing Derby for kids on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East. Awards will be given to participants ages 3-17 for the first fish caught, the smallest... more

City of Goshen to begin next phase of water service line inventory

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On behalf of the City of Goshen Water Utility, the State of Indiana has contracted with Abonmarche Consultants to excavate potholes, small holes 1 to 2 feet in diameter, to uncover and verify the pipe material of water service lines at selected residences and commercial properties throughout the City.   The... more

Road Closure at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

  The City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be installing a sewer tap at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench that will be approximately 14 feet in depth.  For the safety of the work crews and... more

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Board of Works

Today, 4:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469251269

Park Board Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:45am

The regular meetings of the Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District Board will take place on the first Thursday of each month, excepting July, as set forth in the schedule below. The meetings will be held in the conference room located in Goshen City Hall at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana. All meetings of the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District Board are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1. The Board may schedule meetings in addition to those listed above as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

Stormwater Organizations

Stormwater runoff directly affects water quality because most rainfall eventually ends up in nearby rivers. Several local and regional organizations work to clean, protect, and raise awareness for our rivers and other water resources. The ultimate goal is both to protect the health of our rivers and their fish and to ensure access to recreational opportunities like fishing and boating for future generations. Learn more about these organizations below and find out how you can get involved.

Elkhart River Restoration Association

The Elkhart River Restoration Association is a non-profit organization formed to study and support the Elkhart River and its watershed (the land that drains to the river). The Association works with several governmental organizations and helps to plan cleanups and repairs, identify needs, and make the health of the river a public priority. Their mission statement is "to provide a clean environment for wildlife and community recreation within the Elkhart River and Goshen Dam Pond watershed."

 

Elkhart County Soil & Water Conservation District

The Elkhart County Soil & Water Conservation District was created in 1941 and is supervised by a combination of elected local landowners and state-appointed individuals. The SWCD provides guidance to land users in Elkhart County on wise use of natural resources, with the goal of ensuring "cleaner streams, rivers, and lakes; more productive soils; increased woodland resources; improved wildlife habitat; high quality drinking water; and an enhanced quality of life for Elkhart County citizens."

 

St. Joseph River Basin Commission

The St. Joseph River Basin Commission was established by the State of Indiana in 1988 to improve the water quality in regional waterways, because people were realizing that their rivers weren't clean enough for safe swimming and fishing. Today, the Commission supports the health of rivers and streams that flow into the St. Joseph River, including the Elkhart River, by coordinating local governments and providing planning services, technical assistance, public demonstrations, information sharing, and informational studies.

 

Friends of the St. Joe River Association

The Friends of the St. Joe River is an organization founded to unify local groups working to clean and protect their stretch of river. Caring for a shared resource like the St. Joseph River requires collaboration and strategy, so this group brings together and coordinates local Soil & Water Conservation Districts; state and tribal entities; local, regional, and county governments; and smaller non-profit water protection groups.