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Jones Soil and Water Conservation District Endowment Fund

At a Glance

  • Protects soil, air, and water resources
  • Provides free technical assistance to landowners
  • Promotes education of local conservation efforts

About Us

The Jones Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), created in 1942, strives to help landowners implement conservation practices on their land. Practices such as terraces, grassed waterways, cover crops, rain gardens, and wetlands all help reduce nutrient runoff into the Mississippi River while also preventing soil erosion. The SWCD will help landowners decide what conservation practices will be most beneficial on their land while also providing guidance and financial assistance to make sure each practice is designed and installed to last for many years. Since finances are often an impediment to implementing conservation practices, the Jones SWCD provides many opportunities for cost share funding. Any monetary donations to the SWCD will stay in the community to help conserve the soil, water, and air resources right in our own backyards.


The mission of the Jones Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide clean water, air, good soil, and abundant crops for everyone in the Jones County community. The SWCD is committed to providing local leadership in the advancement of the protectio

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USDA Service Center 300 Chamber Drive Anamosa, IA 52205


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Success Story

Each year the Jones Soil and Water Conservation District grants a scholarship to a high school senior. This scholarship is to be used for their first year of education on the college level while pursuing programs of study in agriculture or natural resources. Cale Gent was the 2015 recipient of a $300 scholarship from the SWCD. Cale is a graduate of Maquoketa Community High School and has been active in marching band, sports, 4-H, and FFA throughout his high school career. He plans to attend Iowa State University to obtain a degree in Agronomy. Cale hopes to become an agronomist and help farmers care for their land in the best possible way.

Fund Details

Fund Name

Jones Soil and Water Conservation District Endowment Fund

Year Founded


Here for you. Amy Manternach Senior Philanthropic Advisor 563-588-2700

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Jones Soil and Water Conservation District Endowment Fund