About Us

The Wabash County Soil and  Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a legal subdivision of the State of  Indiana.  It was formed as an independent body under and subject only to the Indiana Soil and Water Conservation District Law.  The District is responsible for the leadership in conserving and protecting soil and water related resources within Wabash County.  The District does not have the power to replace or duplicate functions of other local government units.

The Wabash County SWCD has been run by a five member board since 1944 – all residents of Wabash County.  The landowners of the county elect three of the supervisors and the State Committee appoints the other two supervisors from recommendations sent by the local District Board.

Our Mission:  To help people conserve, improve and sustain our natural resources and environment through wise use of our soil, water and natural resources.

Our Purpose:  The Wabash County Soil and Water Conservation District serves both rural and urban people, non-agricultural and agricultural organizations, local units of government, individual landowners and others who request assistance.  We provide information about soil, water and related natural resource conservation; identify and prioritize local soil and water resource concerns; and connect land users to sources of education, technical and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies.

Wabash County SWCD Board of Supervisors

Rob Shellhamer-Chairman

Rob Shellhamer-Chairman

Bobby Hettmansperger (1)

Bobby Hettmansperger-Vice-Chairman

Kevin Cordes-Secretary/Treasurer

Kevin Cordes-Secretary/Treasurer

Boyd Brubaker-Supervisor

Darin Hadley

Darin Hadley-Supervisor







NRCS District Conservationist-Adam Jones


Technician-Roger Roeske

SWCD Executive Director-Tashina Lahr-Manifold


Office Information

599 Bryan Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992
260-563-7486 ext. 3
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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