Your local SWCD wants to partner with landowners for the sake of conservation. If you want to make a difference, it starts in your own yard. Whether you own a large lot or occupy just a small plot of land, we can point you to a handful of conservation practices that will benefit your property, your neighborhood, and nearby waterways.
All property is located within a watershed, which describes an area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drain into a single larger body of water.
The key word to remember with watersheds is “Connection.” Everything is connected to everything else in a watershed. For example, your lawn is connected to the street, which is connected to the storm sewers, which is connected to a stream, which is connected to a lake, etc... Therefore, what you do in your yard has the potential to affect many other places. To protect one, we must protect them all.