Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District

Special Announcements

March 17, 2020 Meeting CANCELLED due to Covid-19.
Next Meeting: – April 21, 2020 3:00 PM BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
in the Conference Room III at Bert Harris Agriculture Center

Notice to Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District Customers/Visitors

Due to recent public health concerns, this office is not currently available to serve customers face to face.
If you have a concern or immediate need, please contact us via phone or email as listed below.

  Executive Director: Susie Bishop – (863)381-1098 sbishop@highlandsswcd.org
  BMP Technician: Wyatt Johnson – (850)631-1011 wyatt.johnson@fdacs.gov
  BMP Technician: Kayla Nickerson – (850)688-5628 kayla.nickerson@fdacs.gov
  Mobile Irrigation Lab: Jacob Miller – (863)464-0685 jmiller@highlandsswcd.org 

Job Opportunity

Mobile Irrigation Lab Technician

The Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District Mobile Irrigation Lab in Highlands Co. seeks a technician with ability to evaluate and report on a variety of agriculture irrigation systems used in Florida. Applicants should have basic exposure to agriculture production, be proficient with computer skills including knowledge of Excel, Word, and Outlook programs, possess effective communication practices and have an ability to manage time while prioritizing tasks. High school diploma required, college degree or equivalent work experience preferred. Salaried position includes beenfits. 

Apply by submitting a resume by April 1, 2020 via fax to (863)385-7028 or via email to 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.

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.

Your Details

Let us know how to get back to you.

How can we help?

Feel free to ask a question or simply leave a comment.