Welcome to the Official Website of the

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

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.

Current Events:


August 19th board meeting has been moved!!-  Due to a scheduling conflict, the monthly board meeting has been moved to Thursday, August 21st and 11:00 am and will be held at our office at 2903 Gary Drive, Plymouth, IN.

Interested in becoming an Indiana Master Naturalist? The St. Joseph County Parks will be holding the courses to become one. Check their website at sjcparks.org or click here to download the flyer! Deadline for signup is August 28th!!

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!


Youth Education Update! The 2014 edition of the Environmental Educator is out. See what's new for the 2014-2015 school year!