Welcome to the Official Website of the

St. Joseph County
Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)

Current Events:


Rain Barrel/ Composter Sale! We will be placing an order this summer due to higher demand!! Click HERE to download the product page/ order form!!



August 13th, 6:00-7:00pm - Cover Crops 101! Do you want to learn the basics of cover cropping? Are you curious as to what they are and why people use them? Jamie Scott will join us for a casual meeting to tell us a bit of basics on cover crops. Location TBA


August 19th -  -St Joseph County SWCD Board Meeting. 7:00 pm @ the Centre Township Branch Library (corner of Kern and Miami Roads, South Bend).  


August 26th - Marshall County's "Healthy Soils Cash and Cover Crop Field Day." 1:30pm-dusk. Refreshments and dinner are included . For more info and the agend for the field day please click HERE!

Help find the BIGGEST trees in

St. Joseph County!


The Big Trees of St. Joseph County is a cooperative program of St. Joseph County Parks, Purdue Extension of St. Joseph County, St. Joseph County SWCD, Rum Village Nature Center, and the University of Notre Dame Department of Biological Sciences. Champion trees are determined by a point value based on circumference, height, and crown spread. If you would like to nominate a tree please visit the St. Joseph County Parks site by clicking here to download a nomination form with measuring instructions. Nominations are due by September 1st!









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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
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.