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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.





Marion County SWCD Tree and Shrub Sale Now Taking Orders!


Support your local Marion County SWCD and their conservation efforts by purchasing trees and shrubs now!   Most of the species available are native to Indiana, are high quality, container grown so they will start growing as soon as you put them in the ground.


Order Deadline:  Thursday, May 1st


Pick up date:  Saturday, May 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Pick up at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  More information will be sent out as soon as we get your orders.


For species information and order forms click here:  http://marionswcd.org/trees/tree-sales/


For information on how to plant and how to choose the best species for your location see our Trees Page









Marion County SWCD and Health Department

to Host Workshop to Help Homeowners with Septics and Private Wells



images3When: Monday, June 9th


Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Place: Southport Branch of the

Indianapolis Public Library


Address: 2630 E Stop 11 Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46227


Please RSVP by Thursday, June 5th, at 317-786-1776 to help us provide materials for your use.



Speakers and Topics


Mark Basch, Indiana Department of Natural Resources

  • Proper Well Construction
  • Drought Conditions
  • Water Rights
  • Water Use Data


Gretchen Quirk, Marion County Public Health Department

  • Common Well Contaminants
  • Sanitizing Well Systems
  • Well Tips


Jason Ravenscroft, Marion County Public Health Department

  • Common Septic Problems
  • Septic Inspections
  • Well & Septic Permitting


Bill Grout, Citizens Energy Group

  • Septic Tank Elimination Program





Fall Creek GardensLend 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 ( leslie-white@iaswcd.org).  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.









Backyard Conservation Program’s Award Winners Honored at

Marion County SWCD Annual Meeting



Leslie White, Backyard Conservation Coordinator for the Fall Creek Watershed Program honored a number of Marion County residents and organizations for their work in urban conservation at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Marion County Soil & Water Conservation District in February.  The SWCD is celebrating 44 years of conservation work and education in our county.


To see a listing of the award winners please 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.


Click Here to go to our Drainage Pages














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. 


More help and information on drainage problems around your home can be found on our website under the Soils tab – Soils Types & Drainage section.