For more than 65 years the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has provided landuse assistance to private property owners, farmers, governmental agencies and the business community. The SWCD's mission is to help reduce harmful landuse impacts, including the impact of urban/suburban activities on our land and water resources in the Louisville Metro area. We accomplish this through effective leadership, technical assistance and outreach programs in collaboration with government, business and the public.
The SWCD is engaged in memorandum agreements with local, state and federal agencies and utilizes these agreements to deliver locally led conservation within the district boundary. In more than six decades of SWCD's existence, the predominant landuses have shifted from rural/agricultural to urban/suburban. The uses and demands on the community's natural resources, especially water and soil, have grown dramatically. In a predominantly urban/suburban setting, the need for effective landuse management becomes even more pressing because of the direct impact of so many individual decisions on the lives of so many other people.
Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District board meetings are held monthly at 4229 Bardstown Road, Suite 330. Regular meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (with an exception this year of December, which has yet to be determined). Meetings are open to the public however seating is limited. 2014 schedule is as follows:
The Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, ancestry, age, disability or veteran's status.
4233 Bardstown Road, Suite 100-A, Louisville, KY 40218-3280 / P: 502.499.1900 / F: 502.499.1748