Knox Soil & Water Conservation District

The Knox SWCD serves the community and residents of Knox County by promoting and demonstrating conservation of our soil and water through education, technical assistance, financial support and public information. All of our services are free to the public and are offered regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status or handicap.

Technical assistance is provided by the Knox Soil and Water Conservation District and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. Cost-share programs are available at the at the Federal and Local level, click herefor more information.  

Pollution control and ground water protection is a main focus of the work of the Knox Soil & Water Conservation District. Helping landowners learn how to keep sediment, nutrients and chemicals out of both surface and ground water, the District works with farmers and others to explain how our activities can affect our natural resources.

Conservation Planning Assistance, for example, point out the affects of different tillage programs and crop rotations and how these methods reduce soil erosion. The District's Manure Nutrient Management Program helps farmers better manage animal waste as an important resource, by lowering inputs and increasing profitability.   Soils Information & Interpretation through the  Knox County Soil Survey  are also offered.  Conservation Farm Plans and Revisions, Engineering Plans, Inventory and Evaluation, Urban Land Use Planning and Site Selection  are also a few examples of planning assistance. 
Survey and Design Assistance is also available through the District for a number of conservation related projects free of charge.

Contact Knox Soil & Water Conservation District

Contact Knox Soil & Water Conservation District

Rob Clendening
District Program Administrator
160 Columbus Road
PO Box 270
Mount Vernon, Ohio  43050-0270
Phone: (740) 393-6724
Fax: (740) 392-5519


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Knox County, Ohio