• 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 772-226-4397

  • 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) 226-4350, 1800 27th Street (Bldg. B), Vero Beach, FL 32960 List of Services
Creation Document

The Indian River Soil and Water Conservation District was formed in 1945 by a referendum vote under Chapter 582 Florida Statues, enacted by the State legislature in 1937.
Originating Document

Florida Special District Handbook

Formation Public Hearing Minutes and History

Contact Information
Address: 1800 27th Street, Building B Vero Beach, FL 32960
Email: swcd@ircgov.com
Phone: 772-226-4397
Website: www.indianriverswcd.com
Registered Agent: Robert C. Adair Jr, 1800 27th Street, Building B 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
2017/18 Approved Budget

2016/17 Approved Budget

2016 Annual Financial Report

Department of Financial Services

Florida Commission on Ethics