OHOOPEE RIVER SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Soil and water conservation districts are a legal subdivision of the state of Georgia. They were created in 1945 and serve selected counties in the state. Georgia’s resource conservation program implements best management practices regarding the administration of its natural resources. Its function is to describe to each conservation district practical guidelines for land development by working with individual land owners, associated agencies and other interested parties.
Conservation Districts serve as the bridge between federal and state resource management agencies and land managers. While natural resource conservation is a national priority, the guiding philosophy of all Conservation Districts is that decisions on conservation problems should be made on the local level, by local people, with technical assistance provided by government. Direct funding for Conservation Districts comes from a variety of sources, including government grants, special projects and others. Federal Assistance is provided through hiring and assigning of technical experts to each District. Private donations and contributions are also made by those individuals, businesses and organizations committed to a cleaner environment like our affiliate members.
The Ohoopee River Soil and Water Conservation District is an agency of the State Government established March 26, 1937. It is a legally constituted, administrative agency of the State of Georgia. The Ohoopee river District Board of Supervisors is charged with the responsibility of making conservation programs available for 1,112,000 acres of land in the District. The conservation district covers Emanuel, Montgomery, Toombs, Treutlen, and Wheeler Counties.
Patrina Carvin, District Program Assistant
Patrina is a native of Soperton, GA (Treutlen County). She studied Business Office Technology at the Oconee Fall Line Technical College in Dublin, GA. She states, "I am looking forward to learning and experiencing new things within the soil and water conservation district with GACD."
Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, 3:00 p.m. at the Pine Country RC&D Office, Soperton, GA 30457. Demonstrations, tours and special meetings may be held as part of District meetings. Meetings notices will be posted in the District’s local newspapers. For previous meeting information and documents, please click below.