The Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District was formed in 1941 to provide information about soil, water and related natural resource conservation; identify and prioritize local soil and water resource concerns; and connect land users to sources of educational, technical and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies.
Location: 2526 East National Highway, Washington IN 47501
Phone: 812-254-4780,ext.3 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Closed weekends and holidays
To provide educational, technical and financial assistance to all Daviess County residents in order to maintain a clean and wholesome environment in which to work and live.
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program is a federal-state conservation program designed to help alleviate some of the concerns of nonpoint source pollution by restoring buffers and wetlands to improve water quality. CREP participants receive financial incentives and maintain ownership rights to enrolled land. See the flyer below for more information.
The Daviess County SWCD hosted its 20th annual Fourth Grade Farm Fair on September 9, 2016 at the 4H fairgrounds in Washington. The 410 students were accompanied by 44 teachers and parents as they all moved through a series of 17 learning stations. Local and area experts taught the students about crops and livestock grown and raised here in Daviess County, as well as other topics such as ATV safety, soil erosion and making yarn from wool. Most of our dedicated volunteers have been a part of the Farm Fair for many years! Special certificates were displayed at each learning station, recognizing the number of years each volunteer had given their time. Those attending the Farm Fair also enjoyed a special demonstration on dog obedience and agility, given by Andrea Bauer and Kensay Mott of A-1 K-9. They also volunteer with the local 4H dog club.
Each year, the Farm Fair relies on the talents of many volunteers, and also the support from several organizations. This annual event would not be possible without them! The Daviess County SWCD would like to thank the following for their continued support of the Farm Fair: All of the presenters, Purdue Extension, Farm Bureau Inc., Prairie Farms, Hoefling Truck & Tractor, Washington Parks & Recreation Department, the City of Washington, Perdue Farms, supervisors and staff of the Daviess County SWCD, staff of the Daviess/Martin NRCS and FSA, and ISDA staff.
See photos from the day in our photo gallery. Photo credits: David Colbert, Toni Allison and Sally Christie.
Your input is needed! Clear Choices Clean Water, in cooperation with the Office of the Indiana State Chemist and the Purdue Pesticides Program, is conducting a survey to guide state-wide pollinator protection efforts. Think pollinators are not important? Think again! More than one-third of all plants or plant products consumed by humans are dependent on insects for pollination. Please help impact future protection efforts by participating today. Simply follow the survey link. The first 500 respondents get a FREE 2-ounce bottle of local honey!
The Daviess County SWCD and the City of Washington's Stormwater Department are offering a limited number of 55-gallon rain barrels for sale at a special price! Rain Barrel: $45.00 + tax.
GovDelivery is helping NRCS improve communication. People can now sign up to receive notifications through emails or texts. A person signs up (or subscribes) to receive messages about certain topics, for example, Farm Bill Programs, soils, engineering or grazing. After subscribing, they will begin to receive any updates on their topics of choice. Getting the correct information in a timely fashion is important to our customers and partners. Please follow this link to subscribe to GovDelivery.
...But didn't know who to ask! Whether you have owned your land for a lifetime, or are a new Indiana landowner, you may have questions when it comes to land use and conservation. This is a quick guide for who to call and where to look when you have questions about natural resources and conservation on your land in Indiana.