Welcome to the Official Website of the

St. Joseph County
Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)
Our Mission  
Providing guidance and education to the youth and adults of St. Joseph County and administering programs to preserve, improve, and protect soil, water, air, plant, and animal resources for future generations.

2014 Conservation Donor Program


Our mission focuses on improving our soil and water resources, promoting and expanding wildlife and woodland areas, and continuing to provide innovative and quality educational programs to the members of our diverse community. We are a subdivision of state government, and we do receive some (though very limited) funding from federal, state, local and private entities to implement projects that specifically benefit St. Joseph County. However, we must also work very hard to raise funds and encourage conservation efforts through our annual tree seedling sale, our rain barrel and composter sale, and by providing a wide range of in-school programs to over 20,000 youth annually. As well, the continued tax-deductible charitable giving of our annual donors has allowed us to inspire agricultural producers, landowners, wildlife lovers, gardeners, young people, and others who value the sustainable use of our natural resources. If you think you would be interested in helping support the mission of our organization please look over our donor program flyer. These financial contributions are tax deductible and your donations benefit St. Joseph County. We thank all of our past donors and hope that you will consider giving your support to help improve St. Joseph County's natural resources!








St. Joseph County Soil & Water Conservation District Plymouth Service Center 2903 Gary Drive, Ste 1 Plymouth, IN 46563 Phone: 574-936-2024 Ext. 4 Fax: 855-496-7861. Please direct comments or concerns to info@stjosephswcd.org or call 574-936-2024 Ext 4.© 6 March 2013 ~ St. Joseph County SWCD The St. Joseph County SWCD and USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Refer to our Civil Rights Statement pagefor details.Not sure where to find the info you are seeking? Try using our SITEMAP

Tree Sale

The pre-order deadlines have passed but it's not too late to get trees from us this year!  As always, the SWCD has ordered a limited number of extra trees seedlings which will be available to the public to purchase on the April 12th from 8:00am to 11:00am while supplies last. Come and see us at the Swine Barn at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds. The SWCD is offering a variety of Conifers, Deciduous, & Flowering Trees/Shrubs, as well as rain barrels, groundcover, & wildflower seeds. These extras are sold on a first come, first served basis so get there early for the best selection! For pricing and species list please click here for our Saturday flyer.



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