UPPER CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
The Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water Conservation District was organized on January 12, 1938 and comprises of Dawson, Forsyth, Habersham, Lumpkin, and White counties. The district is located in Area 2 of Georgia’s conservation districts and has 48 flood control dams. Each county is represented by two supervisors, one elected to serve a 4-year term and one appointed to serve a 2-year term. The district provides cost-efficient assistance in the areas of erosion control, conservation, education and outreach, as well as public awareness and planning for citizens and local governments in each county. They also provide scholarships to high school students and sponsorships for students attending the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop held annually at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, GA).
LeAnn Rutledge, District Program Assistant
Growing up on the water in Hampton, Virginia greatly influenced LeAnn’s respect and passion for the environment and its pressing issues. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from North Carolina A&T State University. Her conservation experience includes: serving as an USDA-NRCS soil conservation intern and a Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies research intern. Her nonprofit experience has included serving as an American Red Cross administrative volunteer and disaster services volunteer, an AmeriCorps National Preparedness and Response Corps (NPRC) member and as an AmeriCorps Grant Writer/Resource Development VISTA member. In addition, she is a freelance grant writer and grant consultant.
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The location rotates between the five counties:
For previous meeting information and documents, please click below.