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.
The Daviess County SWCD will host an educational meeting focusing on improving soil health. Featured speaker will be John Kempf. See the flyer below for more information.
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, 2018.
Where: Drop off chemicals at the Washington HHW Facility, 304 E. Oak St. August 15 & 16, 2018 - 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.
Indianapolis, May 25, 2018 – Thanks to a change in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, farmers in Indiana who apply for financial assistance programs through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will no longer need a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS) number, or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM).
“This change streamlines the process for both farmers and staff because it greatly simplifies the contracting and payment process for current and new participants,” said Gerald Roach, Acting State Conservationist in Indiana. “Participants that are currently enrolled in any of our conservation programs will soon receive letters from NRCS with more details.”
DUNS/SAM registration is still required for:
Roach advises participants in NRCS programs to ignore any emails, phone calls or other communications from third-party vendors offering assistance for registering in SAMS or applying for a DUNS number.
To learn more about NRCS financial and technical assistance, go to www.nrcs.usda.gov.
The plants in the Eastside Park rain garden are thriving! In May, City of Washington employees prepared the top part of the garden for planting, and re-set the repaired educational sign. Employees from the city of Washington Stormwater Dept. and the SWCD worked through light rain and steamy heat to give the rain garden a fresh layer of mulch, and plant a variety of new native plants to fill in some blank areas.The rain garden is alive with color - plants currently blooming (as of June 28) include: Bergamot (Bee Balm), Culver's Root, Black-Eyed Susan, Marsh Milkweed, and Sage.
The Daviess County SWCD and the City of Washington's Stormwater Department are offering 50-gallon rain barrels for sale. Barrels are $65.00 + IN sales tax. 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.