Thank you all who came out for our 2015 Annual Meeting!

It was held on Febuary 17, 2015


If you missed it, or heard great things about our speaker, and want to learn more, visit her website   




  Life as a beekeeper has its ups and downs and her story of coming to beekeeping is quite a poignant love story. A beekeeper since 2008, Charlotte works approximately 20 hives in southwest Michigan. She is an author of the book, Droning from a Queen Bee: The First Five Years, as well as, other publications regarding bees.  Copies of her book will be available at this meeting. All proceeds going to support food bank charites. 

  Ms. Hubbard speaks nationally about honeybees, often focusing on the human-bee dynamic. Her humorous style and willingness to share her personal "oopsies" regarding stinging insects, makes her a popular  and engaging speaker.

  To read more about our speaker, visit her website at   

Kosciusko County Soil & Water

Conservation District (SWCD) is a governmental subdivision of Indiana.  It is responsible for carrying out practices and programs that promote the conservation of our soil, water, and related natural resources within the county.  By working in partnership with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) this purpose is carried out by providing technical assistance, cost-share opportunities, and educational programs.

Middle Eel River Watershed Initiative was in the news this Fall. Read the artical here 

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International Year of Soils

Never Look at soils the same way again! Watch these great videos.   

               2015: International Year of Soils


                Symphony of the Soil



Plan now for your 2015 TREE PLANTINGS!!!

Planning on a large tree planting. Place your order with the State IDNR Nursery Program from Oct1st 2014---May 1, 2015. Seedlings come in bundels of 50 or 100 with a price range of $29.50-$40.00. Stop into the office for an oder form or visit the website at   for more information. 


NEWS from the


It is that time of year again to start thinking about preserving the summers bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Use the link below for freezing tips.

Freezing and Food Safety




NEWS from the NRCS

Soil Health


NRCS Advises keeping crop residue to avoid erosion problems.  



Soil and Water Conservation Society: Hoosier Chapter

Hoosier Chapter: Soil and Water Conservation Society 

Indiana Association of Soil and Water      Conservation Districts

Ever wonder about soil?

Dig in and learn more about "Dirt"

Watch Ray "the soil guy" in Theater!



What Goes On in the Garden When You Are Not Watching

Click on the hummingbird to watch this amazing video!


Mission- To help people manage, conserve and enhance natural resources for present and future generations through                  education, public information, leadership, and development of innovative programs. 

Kosciusko County Soil and Water Conservation District

Upcoming Events 


All Board Meetings are open to the public



     Board Meeting:

         7th@ 7:00pm

    Tree Sales:

      Order by April 10th

      Pick up April 18th 8am-12noon



    Board Meeting:

        May 5th@ 7:30pm



   Board Meeting:

         2nd@ 7:30pm







  Do to the nature of the work performed, there are times when no one will be in the office. Please call before making a special trip to the office. (574)267-7445 ext 3




2015 Annual Tree Sales is underway. You can download a copy of the order form here.  You can also call the office at        267-7445 ext 3. 

Order Forms: Tree Sale 2015

We will also have again this year 1 gal pots of Butternut and English Walnut trees.  These will be 2/$5 and can just be writen on your order form. 

Butternut: also known as white walnut, bears tender nuts with rich sweet buttery flavor. One of the hardiest of all nut trees, grows to 40-60 ft plant 2 or more for pollination.

English Walnut: grows quickly to 40-60ft and supplies loads of thin-shelled walnuts rich in flavorgul kernels. Plant 2 or more to ensure pollination. 

  The following services are available:

Soil Reports  

• Soil Survey Maps/ Web Soil Survey

• Conservation Materials Library

• Topographic Maps  

• Pond Management Information

Soil Erosion Control Practices

• Nutrient Management

• Conservation Planning

Terra Plane Rental

Tree Sales

Training – Project WILD, WET & Learning Tree

• Wetlands Information  

Conservation Camp

• Soil Stewardship Materials

• Chlorophyll Meter Available

                       Plant Books




Office Hours 

Monday – Friday      8:00 am – 4:00 pm

County Holidays -  office closed



For more information about any of these services,                           contact the SWCD office at:

217 E. Bell Dr. Warsaw, IN  46582   ~   574-267-7445 ext. 3

Upcoming Workshops:


Cover Crop Workshop @ JA Scott Farms April 4th Brochure 


Taste of Ag at the Kosiusko Co Fairgrounds April 14


River Summit April 9th Grand Wayne Convention Center Ft Wayne, IN 

2014 RC&D 10 County Rafting Program

For more information on how to get your school involved, please call the Kosciusko County SWCD office.

574-267-7445 ex3