On September 13, 1937, the Coosa River Conservation District was organized as a legal subdivision of the Georgia State Government. Coosa River is one of 40 Conservation Districts across the state.  Coosa River Conservation District exists to serve the public and to ensure a healthy and productive environment. For this reason, the District’s task is to work for the wellbeing of all people while safeguarding land, water, and related natural resources for the benefit of future generations. The district offers support to Local Issuing Authorities for their Erosion and Sedimentation programs through education programs and overviews. The District supports youth in by providing soil and water stewardship materials to schools and education centers. The District also supports the local RC&D councils and their programs including the no-till drill program.


Milton Stewart, Gordon County

Carla McMorris Payne, Gordon County

Nora Goodman, Paulding County

Doug Sowar, Paulding County

David Jackson, Polk County

Vacancy, Polk County

Roger Neal, Walker County

Brian Hart, Walker County

Chairman Davis Nelson, Bartow County

Brent Nelson, Bartow County

Greg Hurley, Chattooga County

Vacancy, Chattooga County

Larry Williams, Dade County

Loyd Gass, Dade County

Thad Rush, Floyd County

Jarrell Cagle, Floyd County

District personnel

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Tish Edwards, District Program Assistant

Tish Edwards and her husband Billy married in April of 1995 and later that fall bought a fixer upper with acreage in North Floyd County. They enjoy living on a farm and raising cattle, horses, and chickens. Tish has three children who love living in the rural environment and are fortunate to have grandparents and great-grandparents nearby.

Tish’s employment background was in the legal field. As a paralegal for over 20 years, she gained valuable skills as an office manager. Tish learned to be very organized and detail oriented over the years. Living on a farm for over 2 decades with her husband and children has provided Tish with valuable agricultural experience to assist others in the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts. Tish loves helping and working with people to educate about conservation of natural resources and agriculture. As the District Program Assistant for the Coosa River Conservation District, Tish is excited to learn more and has a passion to meet new people.


Student-Oriented Sponsorship

Coosa River Conservation District partnered with a local Boy Scout Troop to help The Silver Creek Presbyterian Church with erosion on their stream bank. The District donated money for the Boy Scout Troop to purchase native plants to plant on the stream bank where erosion is beginning to occur.

School Garden / Outdoor Classroom

Coosa River Conservation District participated in Agriculture Days at schools in Gordon, Dade, Walker, Chattooga, and Floyd Counties.  The District presented demonstrations to show the students the importance of conserving and taking care of the watershed they live in.

The District also provided the funds for Gordon Central High School in Gordon County to purchase a hoop house used by students to grow plants and vegetables.



Alternative Plan Review

The Alternative Plan Review Program will allow Conservation Districts a means to complete the District’s responsibility to review erosion and sediment control plans in an effective and timely manner.


No-Till Drill


The Coosa River Conservation District meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at 1282 SR 53 Spur SW, Suite 300, Calhoun, GA  30701. For previous meeting minutes and documents, please click the link below.


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Tish Edwards, District Program Assistant


Phone: 770-773-0648

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