Conservation in urban spaces

Conservation starts in your own back yard.

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.

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Serving all types of landowners

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