• Our Mission

    The Indian River Soil and Water Conservation District’s (IRSWCD) mission is to provide resources, planning, assessment, assisting citizens to apply conservation and preservation technology, and to educate the citizens in these technologies.

  • Services

    The district provides a variety of services related to the conservation of our natural resources. Please call or visit the office for more information at (772)770-5005

  • Education

    Education has been recognized as the number one priority of the Soil and Water Conservation District. Continuous efforts have been made to provide education to maintain an awareness of the individual roles we all play in conservation.

  • Best Management

    The rural landscape of Indian River County is undergoing significant changes, due to growth, which can have an impact on existing agricultural operations and the environment. read more

About Us

Statement of Function

The Indian River Soil and Water Conservation District (IRSWCD) was organized for the purpose of developing a program of management and conservation of the soil, water and related natural resources of the County, and to promote and encourage the voluntary implementation of conservation practices on privately owned land. A locally elected board of non-salaried public officials governs the District. The Indian River County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) provides office space, some equipment, supplies, and salary for a Staff Assistant II. The District works in cooperation with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA/NRCS). Nondiscrimination Statement

Boundary / Service Area
The Indian River Soil and Water Conservation District shares a boundary with Indian River County, Florida. Boundary Map
Services Provided
The district provides a variety of services related to the conservation of our natural resources. Please call or visit the office for more information at (772)770-5005, 1028 20th Place, Ste. A, Vero Beach, Fl. 32960 List of Services
Creation Document

Creation of the Indian River SWCD is authorized by the Soil and Water Conservation Law, Chapter 582, enacted by the State legislature in 1937.
Originating Document

Florida Special District Handbook

Formation Public Hearing Minutes and History

Contact Information
Address: 1028 20th Place, Suite A Vero Beach, FL 32960
Email: swcd@ircgov.com
Phone: (772)770-5005
Website: www.indianriverswcd.com
Registered Agent: Robert C. Adair Jr, 1028 20th Place, Suite A Vero Beach, FL 32960
Board Members

 

    • David Gunter - Citrus Grower and Water Management - Term: 2012-2016
    • Robert C. Adair Jr. - Agriculture Research - Term: 2014-2018
    • Robert Lindsey - Citrus Grower - Term: 2014-2016
    • George Simons - Civil Engineer - Term: 2015-2018
    • David L. Cox, Ph.D. - Ecologist - Term: 2014-2018

SWCD Members
From Left: Robert Lindsey, Chairman David Gunter, Vice Chairman Bob Adair, George Simons Front: David Cox
General Financial Information

Fiscal year period: October 1 - September 30
2015/2016 Approved Budget | FY 2014 Annual Financial Report

 

Cost Share Contract 23962 – Indian River Ag Non-Point Source funds.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Water Policy (OAWP) has entered a contract with the Indian River Soil and Water Conservation District on 11/1/16 for $100,000.00 to provide cost-share assistance to agricultural producers. To be eligible for this cost share program, the producer must be enrolled in the OAWP's Best Management Practices (BMP) Program, have no outstanding administrative actions from the water management districts, FDEP, or FDACS, and have at least one year of agricultural production. The goal of the cost share program is to provide financial assistance to producers for the implementation of BMPs. The goals of the BMPs are to reduce water use and improve water quality. Eligible practices and projects include: Irrigation Management: i.e. automatic shutoff devices, irrigation system enhancements, etc. Nutrient Management: i.e. certain types of precision application equipment, etc. Water Resource Protection: i.e. alternative water supply for livestock, water control structures, etc.