Friend of Conservation Award

The Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ (IASWCD) Friend of Conservation Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to soil and water conservation in Indiana.

What is the Friend of Conservation Award?

This award recognizes those individuals or entities who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to conservation and sustainability.

Up to three awards are given annually in each of three categories:

  • Individual
  • Government/Non-Profit
  • Corporate

Who Can Apply?

Nominations can be completed by an individual, business, organization or agency through their local soil and water conservation district (SWCD). Applications must include a signature of approval from an SWCD supervisor and submitted online by the SWCD. Only one application per districts may be submitted each year. Please note that past recipients of this award are not eligible to receive the award again.

Why Apply?

Winning the Friend of Conservation Award is not only a great honor, but it’s also an opportunity to inspire other entities to follow in your footsteps. Your efforts are appreciated and deserve to be recognized and celebrated!

How to Apply

Ready to put your hat in the ring? Great! Here’s how you can apply:

  1. Fill out the online application form.
  2. Submit any supporting documents that showcase your conservation efforts by emailing them to Amy Work (
  3. Wait for the award announcement. Once award recipients are decided, you will receive an email with next steps.

If you would like to preview the application questions, you can view them here.

Application Deadline

Don’t forget! The deadline to apply for the Friend of Conservation Award is September 13, 2024. Don’t miss your chance to be recognized for your hard work and dedication to conservation.

Join us in Celebrating Conservation!

Every year, we host a special award ceremony to honor the recipients of the Friend of Conservation Award. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other conservation-minded farmers, share experiences, and learn from each other. Plus, there might be some delicious food involved!

Special Thanks

We would like to express our gratitude to our sponsor. Their support makes the Friend of Conservation Award possible.

  • Brownfield Ag News

Featured Photo: Hellbender from Help the Hellbender, Purdue Extension

So, what are you waiting for? Apply today and let’s celebrate your commitment to conservation together!