Small Farms Nutrient Management Program

Conservation Planning is available for small farms, ranches and equine operations to address natural resource concerns ... more

Urban Irrigation Evaluation and System Retrofit Program

Irrigation evaluations identify unknown deficiencies in irrigation systems.  Unnecessary watering can leach fertilizer and ... more

Best Management Practice

Cost Share Program

Best Management Practices (BMPs) address water quality and quantity impacts from production activities and help maintain the environmental advantages... more

Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program

Every day, improperly discarded monofilament fishing line causes devastating problems for marine life and the environment... more

Educator Grants

Educator grants are available to Okeechobee County teachers/volunteers for projects that demonstrate agriculture or environmental conservation ...


Environmental/Agriculture Conservation Education

Okeechobee SWCD assists Okeechobee County Ag-Venture Inc., Florida Ag-Literacy day, Indian River Lagoon Envirothon, soil health and erosion illustrated talks at Okeechobee County Schools... more

Land Judging Contest

Student must first compete in a local contest for their county hosted or coordinated by their local Soil and Water Conservation District. This contest occurs in spring prior to the state contest. Students observe and interpret the soil in order to make wise land use decisions...more

Soil Stewardship Week
Speech & Poster Contest

Education is a critical element of the conservation effort at the local, state, and national levels. Educating young people about the benefits of conservation helps to ensure the next generation will be wise stewards of America’s natural resources...

speech contest flier/rulesspeech contest entry form

poster contest flier/rules

poster contest entry form

Agency Partnership Updates

Okeechobee SWCD participates with partnering agency to administer best management cost share funds and Farm Bill Programs... more

Employment and Bid Opportunities

Okeechobee SWCD employs a full time Program Manager and Conservation Technician, as well as a part-time Program Assistant.



Plat Book Sales

County Plat Books are revised every 5 years.  2013 Okeechobee County Plat Books are available for $45 + tax.  Stop by the office or mail in payment and we will mail a book to you.

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