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The St. Joseph County Soil & Water Conservation District is dedicated to the wise use of soil, water and related natural resources. We have compiled information here. If you are interested in technical assistance or educational opportunities, please contact us!

Soil Health

Soil Health

Information on the importance of soil health.


Water Quality

Information on keeping water clean, stormwater, rain barrels, and more.

Environmental Education

Environmental Education

Information on educational programs for children and adults.

Conservation Agriculture


Information on agricultural conservation practices.

Backyard Conservation



Information on conservation practices for urban settings.

Phragmites Invasive Species

Invasive Species

Information on invasive species in our area and methods of removal.

Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture

Information geared toward the unique needs of urban and small-scale farms.


Useful Links

Producers, organizations, suppliers, and more.

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