Welcome to Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District
What’s New in Indianapolis, IN?
Welcome to our newly updated website! We’ve redecorated, reorganized and updated for the new year! We hope you will find the layout easy to use. Take a few minutes to tour the site. We’ve kept much of the useful material from our old site and added a few new things. If we’ve left out your favorite part of our old website, please let us know. We want this site to be as useful as possible for you.
For future visits you will find the newest updates right here on our home page and also under the “News” tab above.
Spring Tree Sale Cancelled
We are sorry but have had to cancel our spring tree and shrub sale this year due to hail damage last fall at our nursery supplier. Please check back with us in September for plans for our fall tree sale.
Save the Spring Showers – Purchase Your Rain Barrels Today!
Collect rain water from your roof to water your flowers and shrubs this summer in SWCD rain barrels. They will save you money on your water bill, decrease stormwater runoff to help with drainage and flooding problems and rain water is best for your plants! All this and support conservation in Marion County through the SWCD.
We have two styles and prices to choose from this year. Click below to download the information and order form:
Participate in the Sustain a Better Indy Survey
This survey focuses on how livable and sustainable the Indianapolis community is – specifically as it relates to your organizations and/or homes. The Indianapolis Metro area has made great strides in becoming a more sustainable, livable and vibrant community, but by no means have we reached our destination. It is the goal of the Indiana Construction Roundtable to host an event where citizens and leaders within the community gather to listen and discuss how Indianapolis can become the best it can be. We invite you to be a significant part of that event by clicking here and taking the Sustain a Better Indy Survey!
Sign Up for IUPUI Fall Semester Soils Class!
The Soils Geography Course will be offered this coming fall semester. The classes will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:40 p.m. in Cavanaugh Hall on the IUPUI campus starting August 21st. Four field trips will be a part of the class to give you “hands-on” experience in the field. This is a “for credit” class. This course is a MUST for anyone serious about making land use decisions. We highly recommend it!
Invasive Plants Damage Ecosystems!
Want to learn more about invasive plants and how they affect songbirds and natural systems? Then come to one of the workshops shown below that are jointly sponsored by the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library and the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District. The one hour workshops will help you learn to identify common invasive plants, understand the damages they are causing in our county and how easy it is to control many of them.
The schedule of workshops at several Library Branches is:
July 6 – Wayne Branch – 2 PM.
July 29 – Garfield Park Branch – 6 PM
August 3 – Eagle Branch – 1 PM
August 10 – Irvington Branch – 10:30 AM
August 10 – Lawrence Branch – 1PM
August 12 – Glendale Branch – 6 PM
August 26 – Franklin Road Branch – 6:30 PM
New Phone Number for Citizens Energy Group for Community Drainage Concerns
Please make a note of the new Citizens Energy Group contact number: 924-3311. Residents with flooding, storm water issues, manhole cover capping recess concerns or other water issues, this is the number to call. Citizens Energy Group is responsible for maintaining city storm drains. For technical assistance with drainage problems on private property you can continue to contact the Soil & Water Conservation District 786-1776.