Rockdale County SWCD is made up of a board of five supervisors that come from a variety of areas of life. The Rockdale County SWCD is one of the few single county districts in the state. This means Rockdale County residents benefit from a consolidation of funds and resources and easier coordination with local governments.


Chairman Fox McCarthy

Supervisor David Shipp

Supervisor Russell Tonning

District Personnel

Katie Sanders, District Program Assistant

Katie grew up in Oconee County where she garnered a love for the outdoors by exploring the woods and spending her time in her family garden space. Katie attended the University of Georgia where she obtained a degree in biological science and minored in ecology. After college she spent a year as a FoodCorps service member where she served by teaching garden and nutrition education to elementary school students. She is excited to continue to work with advancing agriculture and conservation initiatives in the future for the Walton and Rockdale Districts.

District projects and events

Soil Stewardship Week

NRCW support/sponsorship

Each year the district sponsors as many students as possible to attend the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop at ABAC.

Envirothon sponsorship and support

Each year the district supports our local Envirothon teams and plans to continue this support.

meeting information

The Rockdale County Conservation District meets the last Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Rockdale County Extension Office. To access previous meeting minutes and documents, please click below.


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