for Educators

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Students and educators in Benton County benefit from the variety of curricula, grants, scholarships and equipment we offer.

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for Landowners

resources for landowners

We offer technical and financial assistance for the restoration and enhancement of wetlands, riparian areas and wildlife habitat.

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Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District, Benton County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, will take place on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message, and to receive comment from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting, which is handicap accessible, where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, in lieu of in-person, the meeting will be held virtually. To attend, sign up here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eabad29aaf58-bswcd1

When the proposed budget is available we will post a link here.

2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Get a feel for what we do by reviewing our strategic plan. It includes a revitalized mission, new vision and three goal areas for our work.

Read the plan. »

about SWCDs

Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) work to promote cleaner water, improved crop land, pastures, forests and restored wildlife habitat.

Specifically, SWCDs:

Restore and enhance wetlands, riparian areas and wildlife habitat.

Reduce soil erosion and improve water quality.

Provide conservation education for Benton County youth.

Coordinate workshops on conservation practices and natural resource issues.

and more

All about Benton SWCD

Workshop participants explore soil properties. © Marion B.

The Dirt

  • From the "Office" Window

    In this time of uncertainty, the term "workmates" takes on new meaning... Read more »

  • Office Closure

    Our District staff will be working remotely during this time and can be reached by email. Click here for a list of email addresses and phone extensions. Read more »

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Calendar

4/6
  • 4/6
    BSWCD VIRTUAL Board Meeting
4/8
  • 4/8
    Invasives in Your Backyard
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