Soil & Water Conservation District 

Floyd County Soil & Water

*Please note the Soil and Water Conservation District does not handle water or solid waste billing.  

Board of Supervisors Opening

The Floyd County Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking to fill an opening on their board of supervisors. This opening would be a temporary appointment to the board until an election is held for the position at the Annual Meeting of the District in February of 2024.

The ideal candidate for a board supervisor is an individual with the ability to address soil and water resource management issues, knowledge of or experience with the natural resources of the county, an understanding of conservation practices, and the availability to meet once a month.

If you or someone you know would be interested in joining the board, please complete the application for supervisor and return to the district office before September 1.

Questions?, please contact the office / 812-945-9936.

Floyd County SWCD Board of Supervisors,
Tom King, Chairman
Ron Wathen, Vice-Chairman
Melanie Palaisa
Laura Lewis


The employees of the Floyd County SWCD are comprised of a board of elected supervisors, and an office staff of one.


Our classroom presentations are offered to schools, universities, clubs and public outreach programs free of charge. If you're a teacher wishing to schedule an appointment, please send an to Angel Jackson via email at: [email protected]

  • Your preferred day of the week
  • Time of day (morning or afternoon)
  • Presentation topic
  • Number of students

Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors meet the first Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. The exception is during the months of June and July. The board of supervisors meet on the first Monday of those months at 10:00 a.m.

  • Tom King, Chairman
  • Ron Wathen, Vice Chair
  • Alisa Perkins, Board Supervisor
  • Melanie Palaisa, Board Supervisor
  • Laura Lewis, Board Supervisor

Application for Supervisors

Contact Soil & Water Conservation District

  • For general questions about our office or any sales/workshops, contact Angel Jackson.
  • For questions about classroom presentations, education outreach, or to schedule an appointment for an organization or club, contact Angel Jackson at: [email protected] 
  • For questions about site construction, erosion control measures, or to log a complaint about a construction site, contact Floyd County Stormwater at: [email protected]

Related Forms & Permit Applications

Soil & Water Annual Report

Latest News

SWCD Offers Funds for Invasive Plant Control

The Floyd County Soil & Water Conservation District announces funds are now available to landowners through the Clean Water Indiana grants.

Floyd County is offering funds for a new program to assist in the evaluation and eradication of invasive plants on your acreage. The SWCD is offering to pay a portion of the assistance provided by a consultant forester to help homeowners and landusers to identify invasive species on their property. This grant will also offer a trade-in payment for eradication and replacement of invasive plants in your yard. These invasive plants include the Callery/Bradford Pear Tree, Japanese Barberry, and Burning Bush.

For more information and cost-share rates and reimbursements, please contact Angel Jackson at the Floyd County Soil & Water Conservation District office at 812-945-9936.

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