It is the primary mission of Washington County Soil and Water Conservation
District to improve economic performance of Washington County's natural
resources to benefit Washington County residents by encouraging independent
application of proven resource protection measures.
Who we are
The purposes of districts are to focus attention on land, water, and related
resource problems; to develop programs to solve them; to enlist and coordinate
help from all public and private sources that can contribute to accomplishing
the district goals, and to make all citizens aware of the interrelationship
between human activities and the natural environment. Districts are managed
by local citizens who know local problems.
What we do
Common concerns of conservation districts include: developing conservation
plans for landowners; water quality and supply; timber management; installing
conservation practices; wildlife management; conservation education; preservation
of agricultural land; establishing priorities for agency efforts; publicity;
legislation; recognition of volunteer efforts; promotional efforts such
as exhibits tours, contests, erosion and sedimentation plan reviews; watershed
management and natural resource surveys and inventories.