Our mission is to provide leadership to help people improve, conserve and sustain our natural resources while educating them about the importance and practicality of maintaining our environment and quality of life.
Priorities of the District
- Protect and conserve soil resources
- Educate and inform the public about urban issues, innovative best management practices, and provide environmental education programs and materials to Polk County schools
- Assist farmers and communities in land management decisions to protect soil and water resources
- Protect the quality of surface waters of Polk County
- Conserve, Enhance and Protect Wildlife Habitat
- Protect Wetlands and encourage the use of native plant species on rural and urban landscapes
- Manage State cost-share funds for the promotion of these priorities
For more information about the history and purpose of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, you can visit the Conservation Districts of Iowa website.