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Howard County Soil & Water Conservation District

1103 South Goyer Road
Kokomo, Indiana 46902
(765)-457-2114 Ext. 3

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What are Soil and Water Conservation Districts?

A:  Indiana’s 92 SWCD’s are legal subdivisions of state government responsible for 
the protection, conservation, and wise use of the soil, water, and related natural 
resources within their boundaries. Working cooperatively with federal, state, and 
local agencies and organizations, SWCD’s bring educational, technical, and financial 
assistance to bear on the conservation problems of landowners and users.  The 
efforts and activities of each SWCD are directed by a board of five local citizen 
supervisors; three are elected and two are appointed.

Q:  When was the Howard County SWCD created?

A:  Your local SWCD was organized in October of 1958.  It is unit of state 
government and is responsible for soil & water conservation programs within the 
county boundaries.

The SWCD provides a means for all interested people in the county to work together 
for the development of  conservation programs and wise management of our natural 
resources.  It is funded through a variety of sources including county and state 
appropriations, moneymaking activities, and grants.

A board made up of five supervisors manages the SWCD.  Three of the five 
supervisors are elected and two are appointed by the State Soil and Water 
Conservation Board.  The district holds monthly meetings to determine soil and 
water conservation needs.

Q:  What are some of the service that are provided?

A:  The SWCD works with several federal, state, and local agencies.  Technical 
assistance for the proper Installation of conservation projects is a large portion of our 

We also provide:

    • Soils Information for building sites
    • Tree Planting and Windbreak information
    • Conservation Planning
    • Historical aerial photography for Phase I Assessments


It is the policy of the Howard County Soil & Water Conservation District, that all persons shall have equal opportunity and access to the programs and facilities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.
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