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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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

Signs of Spring?

If you are travelling between Loogootee and Washington on Hwy. 50 West, you may notice a couple of new billboards! The Daviess-Martin Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) has partnered with the Dubois County Invasive Species Awareness Council (ISAC) to utilize grant funding for the new signs. The groups have been working to bring awareness to and educate the public on the impacts that invasive species have on both the environment and the economy. Read more about the species featured on the billboards by clicking on the images. For more information, you can also contact the SWCD.

DM CISMA PearBillboard                                       DM CISMA BurningBushBillboard

2019 Award Winners

 The 2019 River-Friendly F2019 RFFarmer award was presented to Kendall Cattle. Their use of conservation practices such as no-till, cover crops, and grassed waterways are examples of their committment to protecting Indiana's rivers, streams and lakes, and preserving the future of their land. Since the year 2000, this award has been presented by the Indiana Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) to 1,008 Indiana farmers.







The 2019 Conservation Farmer of the Year was presented to Rosedale Farms. This award, sponsored by Daviess County Farm Bureau Inc., is presented each year to a farmer or family farm making farm2019 FOTY stewardship a priority. Rosedale Farms has been using reduced tillage farming practices and incorporating a variety of cover crop mixes in their nearly 8,500 acre farming operation. Their efforts will help preserve soil and improve water quality for future generations.








This year's recipient of the John A. McCall Lifetime Conservation Award has been a long-time behind the scenes supporter of conservation and a familiar face at the Daviess County SWCD office for 33 years. Her efforts have made an impact on conservation across Daviess County, the state of Indiana and beyond. In her years of service, Toni Allison helped bring an education program and a Conservation Technician to the Daviess County SWCD, administered the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program for our watershed, helped write and administer numerous types of grants to help fund conservation practices across the county, and has helped organize events like the Southern Indiana Grazing Conference, which brings in producers from across the state and the U.S.

2019 LCA

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:

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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