MISSION: To ensure the wise use of our natural resources and improve water quality by providing technical and educational services to land users. The main people served are members of the farming community, realtors, farm loan institutions, other government agencies and various citizens.
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DEADLINE for RCW: April 30 For rising Juniors and Seniors!
Resource Conservation Workshop Applications Being Taken
You can now view soils data on your iPhone and Android! Visit the iPhone App Store or the Android Market to download the SoilWeb app that allows you to view the soils beneath your feet in real time using the GPS built into your phone.
MAJOR PROGRAMS & SERVICES:
Provides technical assistance on water quality issues related to soil conditions and animal waste;
- Offers cost-share assistance to the farming community, when funds are available and when the farmers meet conservation and other eligibility criteria;
- Promotes “Best Management Practices” to enhance and protect water quality; and
- Offers educational programs on soil and water conservation to the schools and the community.
WHO WE ARE:
Soil & Water Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government. There are 96 of them in North Carolina, covering the state’s 100 counties. They approve soil and water conservation plans, identify and plan local resource conservation work and coordinate the conservation efforts of federal and state agencies within the district.
The districts work closely with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Division of Soil and Water Conservation in the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. NRCS provides soil conservation specialists to help landowners and land users. The division provides financial, technical and administrative support to the districts. Technical assistance can be provided to the landowner in varying capacities based on his/her needs.
OFFICE: 65 East Chatham Street, County Agriculture Building, Pittsboro, NC
OFFICE HOURS: 7:30 am-5 pm Monday-Thursday; 7:30 am-4 pm Friday
MAILING ADDRESS: P. O. Box 309, Pittsboro, NC 27312-0309
District Admin: Brenda Williams
CALENDAR OF EVENTS AND MEETINGS: