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. Past recipients of this award are not eligible to receive the award again.

Categories for the Friend of Conservation Award are:  Corporate, Individual, and Nonprofit/Government.  One winner from each category will be recognized at the 79th Annual Conference for Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts to be held January 2022.

FOR REFERENCE ONLY: This word document is a sample guide with the application questions from 2021: 2021 Friend of Conservation Award_guidelines & questions.

Online application submission closed on September 10. 

Supporting Materials: Materials such as articles, photos, etc. that support the nominee’s achievements and leadership are encouraged to be sent as a supplement to the application. They may be emailed to Amy Work at: All supporting material must be received by September 10, 2021. If you need assistance with this piece, please contact Amy.

Recognition: One state winner for each category (Corporate, Nonprofit/Govt, or Individual) will be recognized at the 2022 Annual Conference of Indiana SWCDs.