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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Clean Water Indiana Grants Awarded to 25 Counties

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 31, 2017) – Today, the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and the State Soil Conservation Board (SSCB) awarded nearly $900,000 in Clean Water Indiana (CWI) grants to 25 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs). These grants will help fund conservation projects designed to improve water quality across the state.

“We’re starting to see a significant reduction in the amount of sediment and nutrients prevented from entering Indiana’s waterways, as a result of Clean Water Indiana,” said Melissa Rekeweg, ISDA interim director. "There is still much work to be done to improve our water quality, and these grants are critical to that effort."

The CWI program is administered by ISDA’s Division of Soil Conservation, under the direction of the SSCB, and funded, in part, by the state’s cigarette tax revenue. It was established to provide financial assistance to landowners and conservation districts, as an effort to reduce non-point sources of water pollution. While the grant proposals vary in scope, each project was designed to support the local conservation efforts of Indiana’s SWCDs, whether it’s installing a filter strip, planting cover crops or hiring staff to provide technical assistance, education and training. Collaboration was also encouraged as part of the competitive grant process, and many of the districts will use these funds to leverage additional resources through cost-share programs and other partnership opportunities.

“Conservation in Indiana is volunteer driven; however, volunteers need tangible support to carry out their conservation initiatives,” said Robert Woodling, SSCB Chairman. “The State Soil Conservation Board is pleased that we are able to provide support by way of the Clean Water Indiana grants.”

The following list includes the CWI grants that were awarded for 2018. The lead SWCD on the project is listed first, followed by the partnering district(s), if applicable, and then the award amount. The total funding amount was $897,034.50.

  • Allen County: $24,300
  • Blackford County (Adams, Jays, Wells counties): $154,500
  • Dearborn County (Ohio County): $107,000
  • Dubois County (Daviess, Martin counties): $95,250
  • Fulton County: $55,500
  • Jefferson County (Clark County): $66,990
  • Knox County (Pike, Sullivan, Dubois, Daviess, Warrick counties): $52,500
  • Marion County: $60,000
  • Pike County (Gibson County): $84,000
  • Rush County (Shelby County): $4,912.50
  • Steuben County: $25,750
  • Vanderburgh County (Gibson, Pike, Posey, Warrick counties): $95,000
  • Wabash County: $22,300
  • Warrick County (Posey, Vanderburgh counties): $49,032

For more information, technical assistance or questions related to the CWI program, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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.

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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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