Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District

Special Announcements

Next Meeting:

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.

HSWCD Conference Room at the Bert Harris Center

 If anyone from the public would like to participate please contact the office via 863-402-7020 or sbishop@highlandsswcd.org

Mission Statement

To provide leadership to help people conserve, improve and sustain the natural resources and environment of Highlands County, Florida.

Join the Community Garden

It’s always a good time to garden in Florida. Contact Susie at 863-402-7020 or

sbishop@highlandsswcd.org to secure a garden plot.

We make it easy & Fun!

Growing in the Heartland Has Vacancies


Fall is in the air which means it is time to get gardens planted! If you don’t have the space or property to plant your personal garden there is a Community Garden in the County that does. Come be a part of a rewarding hobby and plant a garden with veggies, herbs or flowers of your own choice; exchange ideas with fellow gardeners and enjoy the outdoors, the Growing in the Heartland Community Garden has plots available for you to use at an extremely low cost. Each plot has been recently tilled so the soil is ready for planting and your plot includes your individual water source, all the gardening tools you will ever need, a shaded picnic area and fresh compost. To secure, for only $10 for 6 months, your own 25′ x 12′ plot of fertile ground and learn more details about the garden contact Susie Bishop at the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District by calling 863-402-7020 or emailing sbishop@highlandsswcd.org

Service Area

The Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District serves all of Highlands County in the area of the conservation and stewardship of our natural resources and manages programs for the entire state of Florida.

Executive Director: Susie Bishop – (863)381-1098 sbishop@highlandsswcd.org
BMP Technician: Kayla Nickerson – (850)688-5628 kayla.nickerson@fdacs.gov
BMP Technician: Lauren Ahrens – (850)697-1017 lauren.ahrens@fdacs.gov
Mobile Irrigation Lab Manager: Chad Harmon – (850)688-3644 chad.harmon@fdacs.gov
Mobile Irrigation Lab Technician: Wade Smith – (352)973-2545 wade.smith@fdacs.gov

Get in Touch!

Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District
4505 George Blvd
Sebring FL 33875
Tel: 863-402-7020
Fax: 863-385-7028

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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