Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District
George Nathan Malcom Crista Carrell Dale Wiley Howard Turner Dan Bennett (Chairman)
District Community Relations Coordinator: John Redding
To treat each acre of land in Walton county in accordance with its needs and use and each acre in accordance with its capabilities.
To set priorities and direction for the needs of Walton county's soil and waterways and to educate Walton's citizens on the importance and practices of conservation.
We are a part of a larger federal conservation effort that was started in the 30's in reaction to the “Great Dust Bowl”. Walton County joined the Ocmulgee District in 1939 before becoming our own district. The Conservation Districts were formed to provide federal assistance on soil and water conservation to local citizens under local direction and priorities set forth by the chairman and the supervisors of each district. Since the start of Conservation Districts in the state of Georgia the soil and water on two-thirds of Georgia's 37million acres have been protected.Our Community Services:
- Educational Conservation presentations to local schools and organizations through our Community Educator , District Supervisors and a through a partnership with Keep Walton Beautiful
- Educational printed and video materials available for all ages 5- 100 located at the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Services office off Spring St. in downtown Monroe.
- Development and maintenance of outdoor classrooms including the Julian E. Brown Environmental Study Area located at Mathews Park off Gratis Road in Monroe.
- Organize local recognition and celebration activities of National Soil Stewardship Week. Distribute county-wide educational materials in relation to Soil Stewardship Week.
- Act as a watchdog in identifying local erosion problems
- Act as a mediator in solving local erosion problems.
- Provide individuals with assistance on soil and water erosion problems on their own land.
- Manage the Julian E. Brown Conservation High School Scholarship for any deserving Monroe High School or George Walton Academy student who plans a future related to conservation work.
- Sponsor two students annually for the Natural Resource Conservation Workshop held at ABAC during early June.(www.abac.edu/nrcw)