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.

Annual Meeting Date Set

The Annual Meeting of the Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District has been set for Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Washington Community Building, located at Eastside Park in Washington. The meeting will begin with a delicious meal catered by Carla's Catering & Creations, followed by the election of a Supervisor and presentations of the River Friendly Farmer, Lifetime BunkumValleyBoysConservation, and Farmer of the Year Awards. This yea'r entertainment is a talented, locally well-known group of musicians primarily from north-eastern Daviess County. The Bunkum Valley Boys are sure to be a delight and a great finish to a wonderful evening.

Ticket prices for the evening are: $5.00 each for ages 10 and under; $8.00 each for those 11 years of age and older. Tickets may be purchased from District Supervisors - Philip Flint, Todd Allison, Marvin Holstine, Rob Sullender and Steve Halter. Tickets are also available at the Daviess County SWCD office located at 2526 E. National Highway in Washington. Any questions? Please contact the SWCD office at 812-254-4780 ext. 3. No ticket sales at the door.

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 $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.

Click here for 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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