Soil & Water Conservation District

Conservation of our land and water - for today, tomorrow, and the future 

The Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District was formed January 18, 1955, by referendum vote of the landowners. The District is a sub-division for the State of Indiana and is responsible for soil and water conservation activities in Whitley County. The District is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors.  These supervisors serve without pay for the betterment of Whitley County.

Our Purpose:

The purpose of a Soil and Water Conservation District or SWCD is to provide information about soil, water and related natural resource conservation, identify and prioritize local soil and water resource concerns, and connects land users to sources of education, technical and financial assistance and to implement conservation practices and technologies.

Our Mission:

To promote soil conservation and water quality in Whitley County on both rural and urban land. To educate the people of the county about water qualities issues and motivate them to adopt the use of soil and water conserving practices.

All Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District's programs and services are offered on a non-discrimination basis without regard to race, color, natural origin, religion, sex, marital status or handicap.

Due to the nature of the work the SWCD and NRCS staff performs, at times there will be no one in the office.