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: email@example.com
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.
Excessive rainfall and flooding conditions have resulted in many challenges for local landowners. The Daviess County SWCD has cost-share funds available for producers interested in establishing cover crops. The SWCD is now accepting applications for the cover crop program. Applications must be submitted by August 4, 2015. (Submission of an application by the deadline does not guarantee program enrollment).
Need more information? Contact Ryan Harner at the SWCD office, 812-254-4780 ext. 113
For information on Prevented Planting Acres, read the Purdue Extension article: https://ag.purdue.edu/agry/extension/Documents/PreventedPlantingCovers2015.pdf
This is a great opportunity for all Daviess County residents to safely and properly dispose of any old, unused, or unwanted pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals - including suspended, banned, opened or unopened items. By disposing of these products properly, you are helping to protect our local streams and rivers from potentially toxic runoff pollution. The disposal service is FREE as long as you have 250 pounds or less of these chemicals.
When: Forms (see below) must be submitted to the Washington Wastewater/Stormwater Dept. by July 30, 2015.
Where: Drop off chemicals at the Washington HHW Facility, 304 E. Oak St. August 19 & 20, 2015 - 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
ALL containers must be labeled, leak-free and safe to transport. DO NOT mix materials!
If you have any questions, please contact Angela Quast at the Wastewater/Stormwater Department, 812-254-2792.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners can now do business with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new 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
The Daviess County SWCD and the City of Washington's Stormwater Department are offering 55-gallon rain barrels for sale. Rain Barrel: $65.00 + tax. Rain Barrel with a downspout diverter: $75.00 + tax. Click here for order form.
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...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.