The Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District
In Indiana, a soil and water conservation district (SWCD) is a unit of state government responsible for soil and water conservation programs within its county boundaries. The district provides a means for all interested people in a county to work together for natural resource conservation and development. It is funded through a variety of sources including county and state appropriations, and grants. There is a district office in each county in Indiana.
The official governing body of the SWCD consists of a board of five supervisors. Three are elected (one each year for a three-year term) at an annual meeting of land occupiers held in January-March. Two are appointed (also for staggered three-year terms) by the State Soil Conservation Board based on recommendations of the leadership in the district. Please contact the district office, 254-4780 ext.3 if you are interested in serving as a supervisor or associate supervisor.
The Daviess County SWCD serves all rural and urban citizens of Daviess County, with a focus on critical natural resource issues such as reduction of soil erosion, improvement of water quality, proper management of animal wastes, and improvement of wildlife habitat. The District works directly with private landowners, coordinating the technical assistance to develop plans that address their specific resource concerns. The District also provides information and education outreach to youth and adults, encouraging good stewardship of our natural resources.