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.
Location: 2526 East National Highway, Washington IN 47501
Phone: 812-254-4780,ext.3 Email: email@example.com
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Closed weekends and holidays
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.
To be eligible to receive many USDA benefits, including loans, disaster assistance, federal crop insurance premium subsidies, and conservation assistance, you must comply with requirements for highly erodible lands and wetlands. The purpose of the conservation compliance provisions is to reduce soil loss on erosion-prone lands and protect wetlands. Please use the link below to help make sure you are in compliance. Reminder: Form AD-1026 is due by June 1, 2015. Questions? Please contact the Daviess-Martin FSA office, 812-254-4780, ext. 2.
The Indiana State Envirothon Competition was recently hosted on April 29th at Camp Illiana in Washington, Indiana. The day turned out to be a beautiful one as the best of the best from high schools across the state competed for top honors, and a chance to represent Indiana at the North American Envirothon later this summer in Missouri. Thirteen teams, each with five students per team, completed five written tests on environmental issues, presented oral presentations in front of a panel of judges, and finished a hands-on walking test throughout the camp. The top five teams were called back to present their oral presentations a second time on the state's current issue, Urban/Community Forestry and the Emerald Ash Borer's effect on the state's Ash population. Those teams called back for a second go-around were Washington High School, Mitchell High School, Gibson Home School, Bedfor North Lawrence High School and Kankakee Valley FFA. Once presentations were completed for a second round, the scores were tallied with Gibson Home School taking the top overall honors. Finishing a close second was Mitchell High School and in third place was Kankakee Valley FFA.
The Washington High School team finished 5th in the Oral Presentation, and 7th overall. Congratulations to the Gibson Home School team, and best of luck at the North American Envirothon this summer!
WHS Envirothon Team: front: Tia Webb, Kaely Morrison back row: Timothy Webb (alternate), Brady Turner, Ethan Clarke, Marcus Thorne.
The Daviess County SWCD and the City of Washington's Stormwater Department are offering 55-gallon rain barrels for sale. Rain Barrel: $65.00 + tax. Rain Barrel with a downspout diverter: $75.00 + tax. Click here for order form.
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...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.