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 to help you enjoy learning about natural resources and your Soil & Water Conservation District! 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.
Ron Lauster Memorial Rain Garden Ceremony
Ron Lauster was Director of the Marion County SWCD from 2005 until his death in 2011. He dedicated his life to natural resource conservation and ecological education. He was instrumental in the planning and construction of the Indiana State Fair Rain Garden which allows thousands of fair visitors each summer to see how storm water can be filtered and slowed down, lessoning flooding problems downstream through the use of rain gardens.
A number of friends and colleagues, joined Ron’s whole family to tell stories about how Ron influenced our lives and made Indianapolis a better place to live through his work and care for natural resources.
Save Money & Conserve Water – 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:
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of long time Marion County SWCD Supervisor Pete Baldwin who passed away recently. Pete served on the SWCD Board for many years including the beginning years when the District was first being established. Pete was a great supporter of conservation and the District throughout the years.
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.