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About Us

Our Purpose

For nearly 75 years, we’ve helped Madison County take care of its most precious environmental commodities: the water and soil.


Who We Are
Madison Soil and Water Conservation District was established in 1947 as a political subdivision of the State of Ohio that works on a county level in partnership with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) staff. Our work is administered by a board of five locally elected supervisors that live within Madison County.

What We Do
Simply put, we connect the citizens of Madison County with the resources to steward our lands. Our responsibility is to help the public conserve our soil, water and related natural resources by providing all available technical expertise, financial assistance programs and educational tools in Ohio and Madison County.

Why We Do It
Our world faces natural resource challenges and concerns that take a group effort to overcome. We help Madison County combat the effects of climate change, population and urban growth as well as invasive species that put our water quality, soil health and agricultural lands at risk.

How We Work
Our board establishes priorities with public input and supports staff in implementing an annual plan of operations for a healthy environment. All programs and services are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status or handicap.