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.

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Location: 2526 East National Highway, Washington IN 47501

 Phone: 812-254-4780,ext.3  Email: dcswcd@rtccom.net

Fax: 855-458-8769

 Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Closed weekends and holidays 

 

 

Our Mission:

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.

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Pesticide Clean Sweep Event

This is a great opportunity for all Daviess County residents to safely and properly dispose of any old, unused, or unwanted pesticidespesticides, 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. (Charges apply for disposal of more than 250 pounds.) If you have more than 250 pounds to dispose of, you will be responsible for transportation to a disposal site listed on the form.

When: Forms (see below) must be submitted to the Washington Wastewater/Stormwater Dept. by July 25, 2014.

Where: Drop off chemicals at the Washington HHW Facility, 304 E. Oak St. August 6 & 7, 2014 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.

Form: 250 pounds or less                                          

  Form: More than 250 pounds

Forms are also available at the Daviess County SWCD office, and the Daviess/Martin FSA office.

 

 

2014 Indiana State Envirothon

Congratulations to the Washington High School Envirothon team for placing third overall, and receiving second place honors for their project presentationWHS Envirothon Team at the State Envirothon competition! The State Envirothon was held on April 30 at the Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette. As in the Regional contests, teams completed five written tests on various natural resource topics. In addition to the written tests, each team was required to develop a hypothetical project based on this year's current issue, Sustainable Agriculture/Locally Grown. Each team then presented their project before a panel of judges. Teams were required to meet several objectives in their presentations, including detailed plans for land use/management, natural resource impacts, sustainable agriculture practices, marketing, and education/outreach. Proposed projects had to take place at an actual location within the teams' respective communities. 

Pictured is the WHS Envirothon Team. Left to right: Zach Walker, Tyeesha Jones, Maria Barco, Lauren Walker, and Nick McCracken. Not pictured are team alternates Haley Riddle and Tim Webb.

 

Rain Barrel Sale 

The Daviess County SWCD and the City of Washington's Stormwater Department are offering 50-gallon rain barrels for sale. Rain Barrel: $65.00 + tax. Rain Barrel with a downspout diverter: $75.00 + tax. Click here for order form.

GovDelivery

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.

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