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MARION COUNTY SOIL & WATER
CONSERVATION DISTRICT

OUR MISSION

 To assist Marion County land users in conserving soil, water and related natural resources by providing technical, financial and educational services.

OUR WORK

soil conservation

water conservation

natural resource conservation

News

Organic Gardening Workshop April 13 2019

Noblesville, IN – Are you interested in creating or transitioning to organic practices in your garden? Join fellow gardeners on Saturday, April 13th to learn how use organic practices in your garden and develop a plan for your property. [...]

Soil Health for Gardeners – January 26, 2019

This winter soil health workshop is designed for vegetable gardeners who want to learn more about how to use soil health practices in the garden. Paramount School of Excellence's school farm provides an excellent space to tour and discuss [...]

SWCD Annual Meeting – February 19, 2019

Join us to celebrate conservation at the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Meeting! The SWCD holds annual meetings to report activities, financial affairs, elect supervisors, and to provide a space for Marion County residents to engage. [...]

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Soil Health Initiative

The Soil Health Initiative is a program designed to help urban farms and growers build soil health and access resources.

Soil health is for everyone!

Find out more about soil health, read guidance for your farm, look at where we maintain demonstration gardens, and see profiles of urban growers.
Hands transplanting into mulch
Silt fence image needing maintenance - stop that dirt campaign

Construction

The District provides reviews of construction plans in the County. We help implement the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and conduct Rule 5 work. We provide technical assistance to improve construction sites’ impact on soil and water quality. Help prevent soil erosion!

Need to submit plans to be reviewed? Contact us to speak with our Resource Conservationist Cheyenne Hoffa.

Drainage & Land Use Planning

Have a community drainage concern?

Call the Mayors Action Center first – (317) 327-4622. They will send out a field investigator to determine what the problem is and who is responsible.

The SWCD provides technical assistance for drainage problems on private property which are the landowner’s responsibility. We are also available for consultation on land use planning, streambank erosion and other natural resource problems.

severe flooding in neighborhood
fall creek ariel photo of gardens

Support Our Work

We have a limited budget through the county and city to perform our work. We rely on grant funding and private donations to further our conservation efforts.

Please consider making a donation to the MCSWCD to get more conservation practices on the ground!