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: dcswcd@rtccom.net

Fax: 855-458-8769

 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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Pasture Walk Planned

The Daviess County SWCD is planning a Pasture Walk! 

When: August 18, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm                       

Where: At the home of Steven H. Graber, 10722 N 1000 E, Odon IN 47562   

See map here

Cost: FREE

  Steven is raising beef cattle, and has a unique grazing system set up for his horses. Come join us for an informal conversation on how different grazing practices can improve your fields and farm. Please contact the Daviess County SWCD at 812-254-4780 Ext. 3 for more information.

Upcoming Soil Health Events

There are several Soil Health Events coming up in Indiana that may be of interest to area farmers. Visit the following links for more information and registration forms.

August 6 - 2014 Soil Heath Expo: The Role of Precision Ag in Soil Health Systems. Vanderburgh County Fairgrounds. Event cost: $10. PARP recertification fee additional $10. Information and registration details - 2014 Soil Health Expo

August 22 - The Power of Soil Biology: 2014 Farming for Soil Health Program.  Delaware County Fairgrounds. Event cost: FREE, but seating is limited. Information and registration details - The Power of Soil Biology

Soil Health Events Calendar

Pesticide Clean Sweep Event

This is a great opportunity for all Daviess County residents to safely and properly dispose of any old, unused, or unwanted pesticidespesticides, herbicides or other chemicals - including suspended, banned, opened or unopened items. By disposing of these products properly, you are helping to protect our local streams and rivers from potentially toxic runoff pollution. The disposal service is FREE as long as you have 250 pounds or less of these chemicals. (Charges apply for disposal of more than 250 pounds.) If you have more than 250 pounds to dispose of, you will be responsible for transportation to a disposal site listed on the form.

When: Forms (see below) must be submitted to the Washington Wastewater/Stormwater Dept. by July 25, 2014.

Where: Drop off chemicals at the Washington HHW Facility, 304 E. Oak St. August 6 & 7, 2014 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

ALL containers must be labeled, leak-free and safe to transport. DO NOT mix materials!

If you have any questions, please contact Angela Quast at the Wastewater/Stormwater Department, 812-254-2792.

Form: 250 pounds or less                                          

  Form: More than 250 pounds

Forms are also available at the Daviess County SWCD office, and the Daviess/Martin FSA office.

 

 

Rain Barrel Sale 

The Daviess County SWCD and the City of Washington's Stormwater Department are offering 50-gallon rain barrels for sale. Rain Barrel: $65.00 + tax. Rain Barrel with a downspout diverter: $75.00 + tax. Click here for order form.

GovDelivery

GovDelivery is helping NRCS improve communication. People can now sign up to receive notifications through emails or texts. A person signs up (or subscribes) to receive messages about certain topics, for example, Farm Bill Programs, soils, engineering or grazing. After subscribing, they will begin to receive any updates on their topics of choice. Getting the correct information in a timely fashion is important to our customers and partners. Please follow this link to subscribe to GovDelivery.

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