Brown Soil & Water

Conservation District 


Natural Resources Conservation Service

706 South Main Street

Georgetown, OH 45121

Phone: 937-378-4424 *** Fax: 937-378-6710

White Oak Watershed
Farm Bill Programs
Staff & Board
Memorial Woods




Mission Statement:

The mission of the Brown 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 Soil & Water Conservation District offers a broad range of services to the citizens of Brown County.  The assistance provided can be in the form of technical assistance, limited cost-share and/or education leading to the conservation of Brown County's natural resources.  The technical assistance, free of charge, is available to individuals interested in implementing Best Management Practices (BMP's) individually or part of a comprehensive Conservation Plan.  The BMP's are designed to eliminate or reduce soil erosion, protection and possible restoration of water quality and all other natural resources found in Brown County, Ohio.






Information for effective storm water management at construction sites and tips for individual homeowners.  Since March 2003, those (including individual lot owners) disturbing 1 or more acres of land need a NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permit from OEPA.



Specialized assistance to obtain information and/or implement Best Management Practices (BMP) designed to eliminate or reduce soil erosion and to protect and improve water quality and all other natural resources.

     Click here for the Brown SWCD Contractors List



Educational programs that target the entire population of Brown County are available to all school aged students, citizens, agencies and organizations that are interested in learning about the wise use of our natural resources.

     2009-2010 Education Program Flyer --- Call the office to request educational presentations.



The Wildlife Specialist program is partially  funded by the Division of Wildlife to include wildlife education  and habitat management as well as wildlife/human conflict resolution.


White Oak Creek Watershed Project

The White Oak Creek Watershed Program began in late1999 and has grown to a large multi facetted program that incorporates water quality monitoring, nonpoint source pollution reduction implementation practices, citizen & youth education, community outreach, and water pollution research.  The White Oak Creek Watershed Partners recently obtained the endorsement of its Watershed Action Plan, enabling the program to seek more funding to reduce water resource impairments in all stream segments within the watershed and bring those waters up to the highest water quality feasible.


Farm Bill Programs (NRCS)

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The NRCS office implements the 2008 Farm Bill.  The 2008 Farm Bill offers America's farmers more incentives than ever before to voluntarily conserve natural resources on our nation's privately owned farmland. 


Staff & Board of Supervisors

Contact information for staff members and a listing of the board and their roles and responsibilities.


The Brown Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) was organized in 1944 by concerned landowners interested in protection and improving the soil and water resources in Brown County.  The Brown Soil & Water Conservation District is a legal entity of the State of Ohio and is administered by a board of five supervisors who served staggered three-year terms.  As a separate unit of State Government, the Brown SWCD receives funding from the Brown County Commissioners, the Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission and numerous grant sources.

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Last updated: 06/27/07.