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Overview Presentation

The Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a subdivision of  local government. The district receives its statutory authority from Indiana District Law (Indiana Code IC 14-32-5-1). It is a public body which exercises public powers. 

Along with our regional partners, we assist the citizens of East Central Indiana in the improvement, and wise use of soil, water, and related natural resources.

To learn more about our organization and recent accomplishments, please watch the overview presentation developed in 2023.

DCSWD in Action

16 million 

Pounds of sediment kept out of local streams in 2020 due to conservation practices.


Acres in Delaware County with winter cover crops in 2020, a 700 percent increase from 2016.

5 million

The amount of funding raised by the DCSWD in the last 20 years and reinvested in the county.


Unsafe and unnatural lowhead dams removed or modified on the White River in since 2019.

Quarterly Events

June 13th

Board Meeting

June 15th

Conservation Crafting:  Honeysuckle Earrings at MadJax Makerforce

June 29th

Indiana Invasives Species Conference at Hamilton Co. Fairgrounds

June 30th

White River Report Card Launch and Canoe Race

July 11th

Board meeting

May 22nd

Commissioners Meeting


Raised Beds Installed at Albany Elementary

About a dozen faculty and kids helped install raised bed gardens at Albany Elementary this June.

2023 Tree Sale Underway

Information about our tree sale (including species and sizes) can be found on our website by clicking here.

Forestry and Timber Management 

Jeff Boyer, Superintendent of Davis Purdue Agricultural Center spoke at our last Annual Meeting about the farm, with a special focus on the history and management of its forests.