73rd Annual Vigo County Soil and Water Conservation District annual meeting, March 14, 2023. 
Contact us for your RSVP 812-232-0193 x 3. Ricks Smokehouse dinner, great information, annual business meeting and entertainment by Six Gal’n Hat!   

Our District

The Vigo County Soil and Water Conservation District was officially organized by landowners on January 23, 1950.  The District is a sub-division for the State of Indiana is responsible for soil and water conservation activities in Vigo County.  The district does not have any legal or regulatory power.  It cannot replace or duplicate the functions of local government units.

Our Purpose

To promote the wise use of soil, water and natural resources by providing education and technical assistance to individual landowners, operators, homeowners, organizations, agencies and units of government.  To analyze local needs and development programs aimed at solving problems of soil and water conservation.  Through the District, these problems are solved largely by land users themselves, with assistance furnished by various organizations and agencies.

Our Mission

To take an active role in the conservation, development, and productive use of our soil, water and related natural resources.

Grant Opportunities 
Please contact us for current conservation programs.  To see information about our Clean Water Indiana Grant for the Otter Creek watershed, click here and here for the application. 


Phil Carter, Chairman – Appointed

Casey Evans, Vice Chairman – Elected

Ethan Wyrick, Treasurer – Elected

Clint Wiley, Secretary – Appointed

Jeremy Sporer, Member – Elected

You can contact the SWCD and NRCS staff at:  (812)-232-0193 ext. 3

For E-mail correspondence:

Soil and Water Conservation District Staff:

Brendan Kearns, District Director, Resource Conservationist

Becky Steele, Administrative Assistant/Fiscal Officer

Paul Pendergast, MS4 Compliance Inspector, PHISH Chairman

Natural Resource Conservation Service Staff:

District Conservationist, Vacant

Soil Conservationist – Ryan Scully

Soil Conservationist – Sara Espinosa-Puig

Vigo County Soil and Water Conservation District

3241 S. 3rd Pl.-Honey Creek West

Terre Haute, IN 47802-5252

Office: (812)-232-0193 ext. 3


Ryan Scully
Paul Pendergast
Becky Steele
Sara Espinosa-Puig