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.

 Office InformationOur office 250 x 188

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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Plant List for Eastside Park Rain Garden
Common Name Scientific Name Bloom Time
 Astillbe tAstilbe Astilbe cultivars April-May
 Bergamot tBergamot Monarda fistulosa June-September
 Black Chokeberry tBlack Chokeberry (shrub) Aronia melanocarpa April-May
 Blue False Indigo tBlue False Indigo Baptisia australis August-September
 Blue Flag Iris tBlue Flag Iris Iris virginica var. shrevei April-May
 Cardinal Flower tCardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis June-July
 Celandine Poppy tCelandine Poppy Stylophorum diphyllum April-May
 Columbine tColumbine Aquilegia canadensis April-July
 Culvers Root  Culver's Root Veronicastrum virginicum June-August
Fire Pink  Fire Pink Silene virginica May-July
Flattopped Aster  Flat-topped Aster Doellingeria umbellata August-September
Golden Ragwort r  Golden Ragwort Packera aurea April
 Fox Sedge tFox Sedge Carex vulpinoidea May-July
 Great Blue Lobelia tGreat Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphilitica July-September
 Marsh Milkweed tMarsh Milkweed Asclepias incarnata June-October
 Ohio Spiderwort tOhio Spiderwort Tradescantia ohiensis May-July
PurplePoppy Mallow  Purple Poppy Mallow Callirhoe involucrata May-June

 sage   Sage

Salvia superba 'Merleau' May-June
Swamp Aster  Swamp Aster Symphotrichum puniceum August-September
 Wild Geranium tWild Geranium Geranium maculatum April-May

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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