Local Cost Share programs are now available!!


The Jasper County SWCD has grant money to spend!  There are many different types of conservation practices to choose from.  Visit our Upper Iroquois Watershed Initiative (UIWI) website for more information and applications.  Contact our office with any questions. 


Get on our mailing list!  Contact us with your interest areas.

The SWCD hosted a field day for Rensselaer Central Middle School 8th Grade students at the Grand Kakakee Marsh County Park on May 23, 2014. The students attended sessions covering tree identification, tree products, history of the marsh, animal habitat activities, journaling, and a river hike. Thank you to all the presenters for volunteering for the day and helping the students grow.

The Winter 2014 Northwest Indiana Cover Crop Report is now available!


This issue includes replicated strip trial information, soil pit information, and water quality impacts.  Click here to download the full report.

The Rensselaer Urban Forestry Council was created in 2008 by a group of individuals concerned with our community trees. Working with the Mayor and City Council, the group continuously works to secure state grants to plant trees with the aid of the street tree inventory.  The group also ensures that weak and unhealthy trees get removed in a timely manner.


If you would like to contact the Rensselaer Urban Forestry Council, please contact our office and we will put you in contact with them.

We invite YOU to get involved today!

Upcoming Meetings  

  • September 26
  • October 24
  • November 28
  • December 26

All meetings are held at the SWCD office at 8:00 a.m. Central time and are open to the public.  Attend one of our meetings and let us know your interests.


Become an Earth Team Volunteer and make an impact on your community!   for more details.

Welcome to the Indiana Conservation Partnership's Customized Google-based search engine for conservation and natural resource related information.

Ongoing Programs and Services Available:


Well Testing

Well Plugging

Annual Tree Sale

Soil Maps

Cover Crop Cost Share & Consultation

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The Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District's mission is to provide leadership and assistance in the proper use and management of soil, water, and related natural resources in Jasper County.

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Job Posting

The Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District is hiring a District Administrative Assistant/Treasurer.  This position is full-time with benefits.  Click the links below for a job description and application.  Contact our office if you have any questions.


Job Description

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The Upper Iroquois Watershed Initiative (UIWI) is in the final stages of developing its watershed management plan.  Once the plan is approved, the UIWI will be ready to apply for an implementation grant.  Please contact us if you wish to be involved with the UIWI or want to be on a mailing list for information.


A watershed is an area of land from which water ultimately drains into a major river, which then dumps into the ocean or sea.

The Jasper County Soil and Water Conservation District is located at:


The USDA Service Center

211 E Drexel Parkway

Rensselaer, IN  47978


Call us at 219-866-8008 ext. 3 or Fax us at 219-866-5507