Welcome to Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District
What’s New in Indianapolis, IN?
Welcome to our website! We hope you will find the layout easy to use. Take a few minutes to tour the site. If you have any suggestions for changes or additional information, 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.
The Marion County SWCD’s quarterly newsletters and annual report will now only be available online in order to conserve resources. You can find our newsletters under the NEWS tab on our website or we will email a copy to you upon request.
To be added to our email list please contact Marilyn at
SAVE THE DATE!!
Marion County SWCD Annual Meeting – Tuesday, February 17th, 5-7 p.m.
Please join the SWCD for their 44th Annual Meeting at the Discovery Hall 3rd Floor Conference room in the northwest corner of the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th Street.
Our annual meeting will feature guests from the Paramount School of Excellence, including its director, Tom Reddicks. From their innovative framework, PSOE strives to become a dedicated “Green School”. They make use of exciting components like wind turbines, recycling, composting, and student gardens in an effort to keep their students and families active and aware of their impact on the environment.
Light refreshments will be served so please make reservations by Feb. 12, 2015 by emailing Marilyn at
or call the office at 317-786-1776.
Lend a Hand – Farmers Helping Urban Farmers Program
The Fall Creek Watershed Project has initiated a program to help urban farmers, gardeners and conservationists share their needs with their rural farming neighbors. Urban gardening projects who are in need of a variety of materials have created a list of their needs. Rural farmers, horse and poultry owners, gardening centers and other who wish to help supply these needs can contact Leslie White, Backyard Conservation Coordinator for the Fall Creek Watershed Project ( email@example.com). While this project is initially being started to help projects in the Fall Creek watershed, it is hoped that the idea will soon spread to other counties and communities.
Check our Small Farms website page often for updates on how you can help. For more information click HERE.
Water Water Everywhere! Standing Water – Wet Crawlspace – Flooding Basement ???
If all the rain we’ve been having lately is causing drainage problems our website can get you started on the road to a solution.
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.