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The Marion County SWCD is located in Indianapolis,Indiana.




Hopefully you have heard the acronym “SWCD”, but just in case you haven’t, “SWCD” stands for Soil and Water Conservation District. Across the United States, nearly 3000 conservation districts – almost one in every county – are helping local people to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources.  Conservation Districts were originally formed during the days of the Dust Bowl to combat the severe erosion problems caused by intense farming practices.  Since that time, SWCDs have adapted to provide local assistance on a broad array of natural resource issues.  They are local units of state government, established to carry out programs for conservation (the wise use of natural resources) for current and future generations.




Though all Soil & Water Conservation Districts are committed to conservation, each has its own special goals and objectives.  The mission of the Marion County SWCD is to assist Marion County land users in conserving soil, water and related natural resources by providing technical, financial and educational services. Being located in the heart of Indiana and containing the state’s capitol, we are responsible for conservation leadership and promotion of urban natural resource solutions.





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