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.
If you are travelling between Loogootee and Washington on Hwy. 50 West, you may notice a couple of new billboards! The Daviess-Martin Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) has partnered with the Dubois County Invasive Species Awareness Council (ISAC) to utilize grant funding for the new signs. The groups have been working to bring awareness to and educate the public on the impacts that invasive species have on both the environment and the economy. Read more about the species featured on the billboards by clicking on the images. For more information, you can also contact the SWCD.
The Annual Meeting of the Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District was held on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Following a delicious meal from Carla's Catering, Philip Flint was unanimously re-elected to another 3-year term as a Supervisor on the SWCD Board. A large crowd was on hand as the SWCD honored local members of the farming community. See all the award winners here.
Everyone enjoyed the amazing and astounding feats of magic performed by Josh Cecil, "Cecil Magic"! Thanks also to the Washington High School FFA Chapter for helping serve the meal.
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 and the City of Washington's Stormwater Department are offering 50-gallon rain barrels for sale at a special price! Barrels are $48.00 + IN sales tax. Limit 1 per family, Daviess County residents only! Contact the SWCD if you are interested in purchasing a rain barrel, or print out the order form and mail it with your payment.
Farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners can now do business with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through an online portal. With the launch of the Conservation Client Gateway, producers will have the ability to work with conservation planners online to access Farm Bill programs, request assistance, and track payments for their conservation activities. The Conservation Client Gateway is secure and is entirely voluntary, giving producers a choice between conducting business online or traveling to the USDA Service Center. To learn more, visit: www.nrcs.usda.gov/clientgateway
...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.