Soil Water Conservation Issues
The Soil & Water Conservation District is responsible for monitoring:
- Soil erosion, fertilizers, and pesticides from land development and agriculture
- Failing septic systems
- Impaired water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams
- Impaired recreational use of lakes, rivers, and streams
- Urban Sprawl
- Decreased wildlife habitat
The district addresses local natural resource issues and concerns by:
- Providing assistance to farmers on agricultural conservation practices
- Providing assistance to developers on urban conservation practices
- Providing assistance to homeowners on backyard conservation practices and septic system maintenance
- Building partnerships and obtaining financial and technical resources to address natural resource issues.
A wealth of additional information can be found on the following websites:
The Soil and Water Conservation Office can help farmers better understand how to conserve their land by minimizing soil erosion and conserving water in farming operations.
Educational programs/materials include:
- Neighborhood Models for Review
- Depicts the areas around Randolph County
- Neighborhood story
- Backyard Conservation
- Rainbarrel Water Conservation Workshop
Contact the Soil & Water Conservation District to learn more!