Upcoming Meetings

June 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

USDA Service Center

891 62nd Street

Marion, IA  52302

If you need accommodations, please contact Mary Hepker.  

(319) 377-5960  Extension 3


The Linn Soil and Water Conservation District (Linn SWCD) is a legal subdivision of the State of Iowa that promotes sustainable agricultural practices to protect the land and water in Linn County, Iowa.  Linn SWCD is also active in urban settings, promoting conservation practices for homeowners, developers, and communities.

 Mission Statement

To promote environment stewardship, good land and water management and conservation practices on both rural and urban landscapes through leadership, service and community education and involvement.
District Brochure



Funds are available for Water Quality Practices

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, announced that funds are available to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices.  Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer.  Follow the link below for more information!

Water Quality Initiative



Workshop!!  How Does Your Water Shed?

Water Rocks! and the Marion Public Library are sponsoring a workshop "How Does Your Water Shed?" for those interested in learning about watersheds and water issues affecting us today.  The workshop is free and open to the public.  It will be held on Thursday, May 28th, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marion Public Library, 1095 6th Avenue, Marion, IA. 

How Does Your Water Shed?




#1 New Thing for Water!

Check out this challenge from Iowa Learning Farms!  What is one new thing you can do for water in 2015?  Check out the blog at:




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