MISSION: To ensure the wise use of our natural resources, soil, water, air. plants and animals by providing technical and educational services to land users.
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 Chatham Soil and Water Conservation District Board meets every second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the new Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro. This meeting is open to the public. To confirm the meeting or for additional information, please call the office.
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.
Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center
1192 US 64 W. Business
Pittsboro, NC 27312
7:30 am-5 pm Monday-Thursday; 7:30 am-4:30 pm Friday
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Brenda Williams