The St. Joseph County Conservation District was established in 1948 to assist farmers in creating soil & water conservation plans. Since then the Conservation District has grown to include all stakeholders within the county. The focus is still agriculture & working with farmers to create conservation plans, but we also work with partner organizations to ensure the county's largest natural resource, water, remains a viable resource.
Guided by a volunteer board of five members and paid staff the Conservation District works with partners to promote ground and surface water practices, irrigation services, sustainable agriculture practices, education, environmental stewardship and community projects.
The Conservation District is able to provide this assistance with community support through volunteers and financial assistance. Throughout the year the Conservation District hosts several fundraising events including the annual tree sale, annual meeting and a local foods dinner.
2015 Golf Outing
A big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors! Bird, Brothers, Scheske and Reed, PC, Abreon, Gray Brothers, Lee Family Foundation, Mike and Deb Doe, Interstate Manufacturing, Meyers Automotive, JM Equipment, Lavidge Company, Davidson and Hines Law Firm, Jeff Todd Construction, Southern Michigan Bank and Trust, Barnes Cottage, Edward Jones, Waste Management , O'Sullivan Real Estate, BOFA
2015 River Cleanup
St. Joseph County has developed a new website to promote our local waters. Check out videos and other resources on their website.