The Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District, a local unit of state government, provides technical natural resource management and conservation assistance to residents and municipal governments of Marion County.

Conservation Services



Erosion and Sediment Control

Construction Site Inspections

Private Land Assistance


Green Space Management

Backyard Habitat

Tree and Shrub Planting

Spring and Fall Tree and Shrub Sales

Conservation Planning



Watershed Management/Drainage

Drainage Assistance for Private Landowners

Planning Improvements

Rain Barrels/Rain Gardens









The public is encouraged to attend our monthly board meetings, held at 3:00pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Occasionally, we will move the time up or back to accommodate other district business. To find out about this month’s meeting, please call the office at 317-786-1776.


Conservation Publications Available

Your Yard, Your Trees

Building With the Land


Commercial Service Providers


These publications are offered either free of charge or at low cost. Contact us to receive or purchase these publications.


Information Leaflets on a variety of topics from Backyard Habitat to Improving Drainage on Your Property to Streambank Erosion Control are available on our website.

Contact Information


Office Address: Discovery Hall, Suite 200, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana  46205

Telephone:  317-786-1776

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