Soil & Water Conservation District

Backyard Conservation

"Just as they do on the farm, conservation practices on nonagricultural land can help increase food and shelter for birds and other wildlife, control soil erosion, reduce sediment in waterways, conserve water and improve water quality, inspire a stewardship ethic, and beautify the landscape.

Backyard Conservation shows you how conservation practices that help conserve and improve natural resources on agricultural land across the country can be adapted for use around your home. These practices help the environment and can make your yard more attractive and enjoyable. Most backyard conservation practices are easy to use. America's farmers and ranchers have been using these practices successfully for decades.

Whether you have rural acreage, a suburban yard, or a city lot, you can help protect the environment and add beauty and interest to your surroundings. Ten conservation practices have been scaled down for homeowners."  (Source: NRCS)

For more information about Backyard Conservation contact the Stormwater Coordinator at 812-926-2406 ext. 109 or


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    2023 Native Plant Sale: Butterfly weed, Heart-leaved Aster, Big Bluestem, White Turtlehead. Plugs available 2.50$ each
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Soil & Water Conservation District
10729 Randall Ave
Aurora, IN 47001
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