CLAYTON COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Clayton County Conservation District was formed out of Fayette (to the west) and Henry (to the east) in 1858 and was named after Judge Augustin S. Clayton, who served in the Georgia General Assembly. According to 2004 Census estimates, it is the fifth most populous county in the state as well as the fifth most populous in the 10- county Atlanta region. At 143 square miles, Clayton is the third smallest county in the state (out of 159) and the second smallest in the 10-county region, larger only than Rockdale.
District Projects & Events
Annual Arbor Day Tree Give-Away
The Henry County Soil & Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Henry County Board of Commissions, Master Gardeners and Extension Office, The Cities of McDonough, Locust Grove and Hampton host their annual Tree Giveaway every year in mid-February.
Soil Stewardship Week
For more than 50 years, NACD has sponsored a national program to encourage natural resources stewardship. The program relies in large part on conservation districts as they share and promote stewardship and conservation activities year-round and during Stewardship Week, the last Sunday in April to the first Sunday in May.
The Georgia Envirothon is an exciting natural resource education program designed to challenge students in an interactive, outdoor competition where middle and high school teams (consisting of 4-6 students) are tested in areas of Wildlife, Forestry, Aquatic Ecology, Soils and Land Use, and a Current Issue. Teams take written and hands-on tests outside and give presentations based on the chosen Current Issue. Students can compete at the Regional, State and North American levels.
The Natural Resources Conservation Workshop is available to Georgia’s Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. The Workshop focuses on the value, protection, and conservation of Georgia’s wildlife, forestry, soil, and water resources, including conservation in Georgia’s mining industry.
NACD Poster Contest
The annual NACD and NACD Auxiliary Poster Contest provides students from kindergarten through 12th grade the chance to have their art displayed as part of a national conservation outreach initiative. Each year, the winning posters reflect NACD’s annual Stewardship theme, and highlight the work of conservation districts and their state conservation associations, auxiliaries, and agencies to protect and enhance natural resources. The contest starts at the district level; winners advance to the state level, and then to the national level, where they receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting.
The Clayton County Conservation District meets on the second Monday of each month at 11 AM in the Clayton County 4-H Extension Office.
To access previous meeting minutes and documents, please click the link below.