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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CISMA Outreach Meeting Set


Attention Excavators and Contractors!

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) will be conducting a FREE training course in your area.  The purpose of this course is to educate those in the field of excavation about the Indiana Dig Law and best practices for pipeline safety and damage prevention.  This safety day event includes a light breakfast, classroom training, lunch and Mock Line Strike.  The Mock Line Strike features an underground facility damage with a natural gas release to illustrate the importance of complying with the Indiana Dig law and the actions to take in the event of an actual pipeline rupture. For more information, contact: Nicole Winchell, 316-858-8008 x 1009 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date: Wed., March 6, 2019    Time: Check-in/breakfast 7:30 AM (CST) Class begins 8:00 AM   Location: Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd. Evansville IN 47725

Online registration

Annual Meeting Planned

The Annual Meeting of the Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District will take place on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Washington Community Building. The evening's activities will include a short business report, the election of a Supervisor and presentations of the River Friendly Farmer, Lifetime Conservation, and Farmer of the Year Awards. A delicious meal will be catered by the Hornville Tavern. This year's entertainment will feature Kevin Cox, "Humor in the Heartland". Join us for an evening of delicious food and laughter, and learn about the great things your Soil & Water Conservation District is doing!

If you go: Tickets are $8.00 each (ages 11 & older) and $5.00 each (for our guests ages 10 and younger). Tickets are available at the SWCD office, or from our Supervisors Philip Flint, Todd Allison, Marvin Holstine, Steve Halter and Rob Sullender. Tickets will not be available at the door.


SWCD Announces Funding For Invasive Species Removal

The Daviess County SWCD, in partnership with the Dubois County and Martin County SWCDs, has received a Clean Water Indiana grant to help fund the removal of invasive species plants. The newly formed Daviess, Dubois and Martin County Invasive Plants Partnership will offer a cost share program for landowners in these counties with areas of ten acres or less that need control. To apply for this program, contact the Daviess County SWCD, 812-254-4780, ext. 3 or email the Invasive Species Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Click this link for the cost share application.

Here is a list of plants that are considered as invasive: Indiana Invasive Plant List

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. 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.

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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