All photography by Irenee Payne

All photography by Irenee Payne

The Hall County Soil and Water Conservation District was formed on March 23, 1983. Prior to 1983, Hall County was part of the Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water Conservation District. Former District Chairman Rudolph Clark, Supervisor Tom Blackstock, and others foresaw the tremendous growth and changes ahead for Hall County. They believed a district representing just Hall County would be in a better position to meet the needs of a rapidly growing and changing county.

With Hall County progressing into a more urban setting, it is imperative that we maintain the agricultural resources that remain. It is the responsibility of the Hall County Soil & Water Conservation District to educate the community on agriculture and sustainable practices, while preserving the diverse utilization of landscape to enrich our soil and water systems.


District Personnel

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Irenee Payne, District Program Assistant

Irenee grew up on a cattle farm in Blairsville, GA. She spent her childhood learning about native plant species from her family. While earning her B.S. in Biology from Young Harris College, she conducted her own research project on native, medicinal herbs, and she studied human impacts on the environment both at home and abroad. Working as a DPA allows her to educate others on how to find purpose behind even the smallest of species and how to respect and care for our invaluable natural resources.

Noteworthy Projects


district services


No-Till Drill

through Chestatee/Chattahoochee RC&D

Monthly Meeting Information

Hall County Soil & Water Conservation District meets on the second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise stated, at 8:15 AM in the Conference Room of the Hall County Agricultural Service Center Building at 734 East Crescent Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501.

To access meeting minutes and other information, click below.


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