Warrick County Soil and Water Conservation District 

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Whitney McGrew was born and raised in Spencer County, IN and was a summer intern for Spencer County SWCD. She then attended Purdue University for Wildlife Biology and has had the privilege of working in Alaska, Michigan and at Lincoln State Park. She now resides on a small farm in Spencer County with her husband Jacob and their two (soon to be three!) children. She started working for the Pike and Warrick Co. SWCD in January 2015 as a CWI grant funded technician. Once the grant was completed in January 2016, Warrick County SWCD hired her full time as their Executive Director. She is passionate about her faith, family, and helping others become successful.

History, Who We Are, and What We Do

NRCS Staff, District Conservationist

Whitney McGrew, Executive Director

Andrew Smith, Urban Conservationist


1124 South 8th Street, Boonville, IN 47601

Office Phone: 812-897-2840 ext. 3                   E-mail: warrickswcd@gmail.com

Susan King, Office Manager

Logan Springstun - Chair

Dale Downey - Vice-Chair

Paula McGuire - Treasurer

Jeff Baker

Peter Rudolph

Justin Mooney was recently hired to serve as the District Conservationist for Warrick County! Justin can be reached at 812-423-4426 ext. 3.

Andrew joined the SWCD in March 2017. After finishing his BS in Geology in 2004 and his MS in Geology in 2007 he worked in environmental consulting. Andrew did a five-year stint in the Department of Earth Science and Agriculture at Vincennes University and another stint in environmental consulting prior to joining the SWCD. Andrew's varied background in water quality, soils, environmental contaminants, and education make him an excellent fit for this new position. Andrew enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying the great outdoors. 

The Warrick County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) was founded in 1952 in response to increasing concerns regarding the welfare of soil and water resources in the county. The Warrick County SWCD exists to educate the public on issues relating to conservation of soil and water, promote conservation practices and sustainable solutions relating to degradation of soil and water resources, and provide technical and financial assistance to landowners who seek to preserve and improve soil and water quality.

The Warrick County SWCD consists of three full-time employees managed by a five-member Board of Directors. The office services both Warrick and Vanderburgh Counties from the district office located in Boonville, Indiana. The office serves private landowners, municipalities, developers, contractors, institutions such as schools and churches, and the general public. We work closely with adjacent SWCDs in addition to the Warrick County Storm Water Department and nonprofits such as Joshua Academy, a charter school in Vanderburgh County.

Susan started her position as Office Manager in July 2015. Susan has been a continuous Warrick County employee for over 23 years, and transferred two years ago to her “dream job” with the Soil & Water Conservation district.  Susan has an associates degree in data processing/accounting.  She is married to John King, and they reside in Boonville. The soil & water conservation aspects of the position have been eye-opening to her.  She has dedicated much of her position to spreading the word about the grant-funded programs the     district offers, as only a small percentage of Warrick County residents are even aware there is such a county office.