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: dc.swcd@daviess.org

 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.

By visiting and using the Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District website, you are subject to, and understand the terms of our Privacy Policy.

USDA Service Center Staff: 

Mark Cambron - District Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 812-254-4780, ext. 3242  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Paige Hudson - Soil Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 812-254-4780, ext. 3245 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Megan Frederick - Administrative Coordinator, Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) 812-254-4780. ext. 3239 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ryan Harner -  Conservation & Livestock Technician, Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) 812-254-4780, ext. 3244  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Jana Traylor - Education Coordinator, Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) 812-254-4780, ext. 3243  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don Ryan - Resource Specialist, Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), Division of Soil Conservation 812-254-4780, ext. 3240  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 Darla Norris - District Director, Farm Service Agency (FSA) 812-254-4780 ext. 3231 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kathy Fears -  CED, Farm Service Agency (FSA) 812-254-4780 ext. 3238 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marijo Kane - Program Technician, Farm Service Agency (FSA) 812-254-4780 ext. 3234 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Amy Miller - Program Technician, Farm Service Agency (FSA) 812-254-4780 ext. 3235 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Bryana Wilson - Program Technician, Farm Service Agency (FSA) 812-254-4780 ext. 3232 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cathy Kendall - Temporary Program Technician, Farm Service Agency (FSA) 812-254-4780 ext. 2 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

The official governing body of the SWCD consists of a board of five supervisors. Three are elected (one each year for a three-year term) at an annual meeting of land occupiers held in January-March. Two are appointed (also for staggered three-year terms) by the State Soil Conservation Board based on recommendations of the leadership in the district.

Daviess County SWCD Supervisors

Philip Flint, Board Chairman - Elected

Todd Allison - Appointed

Marvin Holstine, Vice Chairman - Appointed

Steve Halter, Member - Elected

Rob Sullender, Member - Elected

 

If you would like to serve as a supervisor, please contact the SWCD office, 812-254-4780 ext.3. If you are interested in conservation, and would like to serve in a lesser capacity, consider becoming an associate supervisor. Associate supervisors cannot cast votes regarding official board business, but can contribute valuable ideas and volunteer hours, helping the district achieve its conservation goals. Read more about the responsibilities of SWCD supervisors here. 

What Is An Invasive Plant?

An 'invasive' plant is a non-native plant that infests natural areas and causes environmental or economic damage, or harms human health. Non-native refers to a plant that does not grow here naturally, but has been introduced from another country or area. Not ALL non-native plants are invasive!

Many invasive plants were initially introduced - with good intentions - for use in landscaping. These plants became invasive when they escaped cultivation and spread rapidly, degrading and destroying thousands of acres of our natural plant communities here in Indiana. Some of these plants are still available commercially!

Below are a few invasive species commonly found in Indiana:

Collage multiflora rose

 

                            Collage asianbush honeysuckle                                 

         Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)                                         Asian Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera maacki)                                                        

 

         Collage bradfordpear                   Collage garlicmustard

                Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana)                                  Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)   
                   
                                                       

    

    Collage autumnolive                         Collage wintercreeper

            Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)                                       Wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei) 

 

 

Indiana Terrestrial Plant Rule

Beginning April 19, 2020, the new Indiana Terrestrial Plant Rule will go into effect. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Division of Entomology and Plant Pathology will have regulatory responsibility. Map of Compliance Officer Territories

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Daviess County Landfill

1640 N 650 E, Montgomery IN 47558

Phone: 812-486-3774

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday 8:00am-Noon

The Landfill accepts:

  • PETE or PET plastics  (#1) - Clear plastic beverage bottles - REMOVE LIDS! 
  • HDPE plastics (#2) - Milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles - REMOVE LIDS! 
  • Aluminum cans
  • Steel food cans
  • Newspaper - Dry & free of any debris or residue! Place in bin loose - don't bundle or box!
  • Cardboard - Corrugated cardboard ONLY
  • Tires - 16" and under, without rims - Disposal fee $4.00 each; with rims, $6.00 each. For larger sizes, please call for pricing.
  • Please box up magazines, phone books, text books, catalogs and leave them at the scale house 
  • Non-recyclable trash, bagged is $1.25 per bag - purchase tags at scale house.

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 $45.00 + IN sales tax for Daviess County residents, the price for residents of other counties is $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.

Rain Barrel 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: www.nrcs.usda.gov/clientgateway

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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