Soil & Water Conservation District

Mission Statement

To provide leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, improve, and sustain our natural resources and environment.

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What We Can Do for You

CTA - Conservation Technical Assistance We offer free assistance for the technical aspects of conservation work done on agricultural land and residential areas. Educational presentations and programs.

Issues That Concern Us

  • Agricultural Sustainability
  • Cropland
  • Environmental and Economical Impacts of Agriculture
  • Erosion Reduction
  • Forest Land
  • Grazed Land
  • Natural Resources
  • Nutrient Management
  • Soils
  • Storm Water Run-off
  • Waste Management
  • Water Quality
  • Wildlife Habitat

Government Funded Programs

NCACS

NCACS offers financial and technical assistance for the implementation of BMPs on agricultural land to reduce agricultural non-point source pollution into waters of the state.

NCCAP - (CCAP)

NCCAP (CCAP) is a voluntary, incentive-based program designed to improve water quality through the installation of various best management practices (BMPs) on urban, suburban and rural lands, not directly involved in agricultural production. Eligible landowners essentially are all private and public owned lands like homeowners, schools, churches and community groups. CCAP can educate landowners on water quality and storm management to ultimately improve the water quality of our state's waterways.

EQIP

EQIP Provides technical, educational, and financial assistance to eligible farmers to address soil, water, and related natural resource concerns.

CRP

CRP encourages farmers to convert highly erodible cropland vegetative cover (grass, trees, etc.) by paying an annual rental payment for the term of the contract. CREP - Pays for site prep, establishment, and an annual rental payment to farmers for converting marginal pastureland or highly erodible cropland to trees.

Competition

  • Grades 3-5 Poster
  • Grade 6 Essay
  • Grade 7-8 Public Speaking

Cash prizes award to winners in each competition.

Area IV Envirothon

Top seven teams from the high school and middle school competition and the top FFA team advance to the State Envirothon. Scholarships awarded to the high school winners.

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