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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 Sale – Order by September 25th!

Fall is the BEST time to plant trees and shrubs and the Marion County SWCD sale provides you with high quality stock, many which are native to Indiana. For information on what species are available and to download an order form go to our Trees Tab above or click HERE.






 Manure Management for Urban and Small Scale Livestock

October 1st, Noon to 1:00 p.m.


Featured Speaker:

Tony Bailey, CCA, USDA-NRCS State Conservation Agronomist


Livestock in the City? Myths and Reality

Animal & Neighborhood Health

Manure Storage & Disposal


Composted Manure Uses & Safety Guidelines



Bring your lunch and join us! If you have or would like to have poultry, rabbits or other livestock this free workshop is for you.


          Discovery Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room

          Indiana State Fairgrounds

         1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis


For more information contact Julie Farr at julie-farr@iaswcd.org or download the informational flyer HERE.  





Lend a Hand – Farmers Helping Urban Farmers Program 

Fall Creek Gardens


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.













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.