Soil & Water Conservation District

Backyard Conservation

Backyard conservation practices are easy and most are inexpensive. Activities can be done by individuals and families, and many practices can be adapted to community gardens, schools and other public places.

The nation's farmers have worked at protecting soil and water resources for more than 70 years. The Backyard Conservation materials share successful conservation practice ideas with non-farm neighbors.

We encourage you to use in your own backyard some of the same soil conservation, water quality, wildlife habitat and natural resource protection practices farmers have been installing on their farms.

The Dearborn County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is offering a Backyard Conservation cost share program.

  • Rain Gardens will be cost shared at 50% of the cost of the materials up to $500 per homeowner

  • Native Plants will be cost shared at 50% up to $100 per homeowner

  • Rain Barrels will be cost shared at $25 for one per homeowner

  • Tumbling Composters will be cost shared at $50 for one per homeowner.

If you are interested in signing up for the cost share program, call the office at (812) 926-2406 ext. 3 today.

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Soil & Water Conservation District
10729 Randall Ave
Aurora, IN 47001
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  • Phone: (812) 926-2406 x 3
  • Fax: (855) 391-1912
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    Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Due to the nature of the work performed by the SWCD staff, occasionally there are times when no one will be in the office.
    Please call before making a special trip to the office.

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