Washington County Land and Water Conservation Department

To increase awareness and promote action to protect our soil and water resources.

The Land & Water Conservation Division (LWCD) relies on partnerships with local farmers, landowners, government officials, teachers, youth group leaders, community businesses, civic organizations and concerned residents. The LWCD assists County residents by offering Technical Assistance, Financial Assistance & Educational Opportunities.

LWCD technical staff are experts on controlling soil erosion and water pollution. It is their job to find solutions to land and water resource problems.

The technical staff will:

  • Conduct resource inventories, including soils, drainage, topography, water resources, land use and vegetation through on-site visits or map interpretations.
  • Develop resource management recommendations and plans.
  • Complete engineering and design activities for construction projects, including site surveys, soil profile analysis, runoff and flow calculations and the preparation of construction drawings.
  • Supervise the construction of conservation practices such as grass waterways, retention ponds, terraces and livestock waste management systems.
  • Administer local regulations aimed to prevent water pollution from construction site erosion, urban stormwater runoff and manure storage facilities.

Funding opportunities for conservation work include:

  • Cost sharing the installation of a wide variety of conservation practices.
  • Tax credits or other program benefits for meeting certain conservation criteria.
  • Incentive payments to stop farming environmentally sensitive lands such as stream corridors or highly erodible slopes.

Contact Washington County Land and Water Conservation Department

Paul Sebo
County Conservationist
333 E Washington St
PO Box 2003
West Bend, Wisconsin  53095-2003
Phone: (262) 335-4805
Fax: (262) 335-4171


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Washington County, Wisconsin

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