Polk SWCD’s mission is “To promote the wise use of natural resources in Polk County.”
The Polk SWCD is a local public source of information and education on natural resources. We provide a number of services to help with responsible land stewardship such as:
Technical Assistance - Plant ID assistance, soil and water information, invasive species controls, improvements and protection of wildlife habitat and water quality, manure management, and conservation practices.
Land Management - Assistance in developing forestry, range, farm, wildlife, wetland, and small acreage management plans.
Funding Opportunities - Grants, programs, and coordinated efforts with other agencies are available to assist with habitat restoration and other natural resource related projects. Cost share programs to provide assistance with irrigation system improvements, forest stand improvement, small farm assistance, and manure management are also available.
The Polk Soil and Water Conservation District (Polk SWCD) was formed in April 1966. Each year the Board of Directors develop an Annual Work Plan to serve as an outline to follow when guiding the directors, employees, committees, and partners in response to natural resource concerns. The Annual Work Planaddresses specific District objectives and goals.
From the Polk SWCD Polk County Fair Booth: Linda Brewer Dept of Horticulture OSU - Vermicomposting George Woodward Master Gardener - Bee Keeping
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