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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Effective March 19, 2020 - Due to recent public health concerns, the USDA Service Center will be open by appointment ONLY. Please call 812-254-4780 ext. 2 for FSA, 812-254-4780 ext.3 for NRCS, ISDA or SWCD.

SWCD Welcomes Education Coordinator

IMG 8947Please join us in welcoming Jana Traylor to the Daviess County SWCD as the Education Coordinator. Jana started on July 6, 2020 upon the retirement of 24 year employee Sally Christie. Jana comes to us with a background in science, public speaking and event planning. Her husband Brad is in sales with Helena Agri. Jana and Brad have two children, Alexis and Levi and have recently moved to the Washington area. Jana enjoys concerts, traveling and collecting vinyl records. We are very excited to have Jana as part of the SWCD team!

Pesticide Drop-Off Planned in Daviess County

pesticidesThe Indiana Office of the State Chemist and Seed Commissioner has announced its annual Pesticide Clean Sweep Program. The program is designed to collect and dispose of suspended, canceled, banned, unusable, opened, unopened or just unwanted pesticides (weed killers, insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, miticides, etc.). This is a great opportunity for you to legally and safely dispose of unwanted products at little or no cost. You must complete and return the pesticide list form by August 6, 2020. Forms are available in the FSA office or by using the link below. Questions? Please contact Angela Quast at the Washington HHW facility, 812-254-2792, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The drop off dates are August 19 & 20, at the HHW facility, 304 E. Oak Street, Washington IN. For more information, see this letter from the State Chemist.

Pesticide List Form

Are You Eligible for CREP?

The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program is a federal-state conservation program designed to help alleviate some of the concerns of nonpoint source pollution by restoring buffers and wetlands to improve water quality. CREP participants receive financial incentives and maintain ownership rights to enrolled land. See the flyer below for more information.

CREP in Daviess County

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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