for Educators

educational programs

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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Our New Store

Visit BSWCD’s new store and shop for shirts, mugs, stickers and more fun items with our logo and other great designs we’ve produced over the years.

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Be Informed

From grant announcements to community events, we keep you informed.

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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

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Workshop participants explore soil properties. © Marion B.

The Dirt

  • Conservation Neighbor: Mary Eichler

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    Mary Eichler abides by a simple principle, “Do no harm.” She accomplishes this everyday by blending conservation principles with her livelihood. Read more »

  • 2013-2014 Annual Meeting


    At the 2013-2014 Annual Meeting, Benton SWCD celebrated Benton County Terroir with a farm to fork showcase of local food producers and their soils. Read more »

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  • 10/6
    Benton SWCD Board Meeting
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