Conservation is our passion.

Our mission is to conserve Jefferson County’s natural resources by coordinating financial, technical and educational assistance that helps both rural and urban communities implement sustainable solutions. In so doing, the district is authorized to undertake, sponsor, or participate in projects and activities which promote the conservation, development, maintenance and use of the land, water, trees and other renewable natural resources of the district.

Virtual Meetings Due to COVID-19

The Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a special meeting Tuesday, August 25th at 6 p.m. EST by videoconference due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have questions about connecting to the videoconference, please contact Geri Johnson at

If you wish to see an agenda in advance of the meeting, please contact our office at

New District Podcast

The Jefferson County SWCD is excited to use this a podcast as a platform to share information about our ever-expanding programming, as well as share stories from local conservationists, farmers, and people who are just as enthusiastic about dirt as we are. New episodes will be uploaded monthly.

Upcoming General Election

Four (4) Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisors will be elected in the 2020 general election in November. Since the position is non-partisan, there is not a primary for these positions. Nominating petitions, filing fees, and KREF -001 forms were due on Monday, June 2nd. To be considered a write-in candidate, you must go to the Jefferson County Board of Elections and submit a declaration in person by Friday, October 23rd.

You can request an absentee ballot for the primary election as an alternative to going to the polls. Click on the “Absentee Voting Application Request” button below, select “Medical Emergency (COVID-19)” as your reason, and fill out the rest of the form. Please vote!

Local Food Map

The Conservation District has created an interactive map of community gardens and high tunnels in Louisville Metro. If you have a garden that you would like to submit or want to make a modification to the map, please email