The mission of the Brown County Soil & Water Conservation District is to provide the leadership in promoting and protecting the integrity of Brown County's soil, water and other natural resources through technical assistance and education.
The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District was duly organized as a governmental subdivision in October 1944. The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District was organized by concerned landowners interested in protection and improvement of the soil and water resources in Brown County. The SWCD is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio, as authorized under ORC 1511 and 1515.
The Brown County Soil and Water Conservation District is a legal entity of the State of Ohio and is administered by a board of five supervisors, who serve staggered three-year terms. Funding to support District operations is provided by the Brown County Commissioners and the Ohio General Assembly through the Soil Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Additional funds are also provided through grants, sales of conservation related items and donations.