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:

 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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Effective March 19, 2020 - Due to recent public health concerns, the USDA Service Center will be open by appointment ONLY. Please call 812-254-4780 ext. 2 for FSA, 812-254-4780 ext.3 for NRCS, ISDA or SWCD.

Annual Meeting Highlights

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.

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Are You Eligible for CREP?

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.

CREP in Daviess County

New Resources

Teachers and parents - be sure to check out the list of free resources for E-Learning days! More will be added weekly!

See the List of Free Resources

Upcoming Events

Rain Barrel Sale 

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.

Click here for order form.

Client Gateway

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:

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Natural Resources...

...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.

Indiana Conservation Answer Guide



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