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Duval County Soil and Water Conservation District Duval County Soil and Water Conservation District

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Official Name: Duval County Soil and Water Conservation District
Year Founded: 1953
Chairman: Sebastian Alexander
Headquarters: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Mission: To protect our natural resources through the use of technology and education
Language Spoken: English
# Countries Active: USA
Official Website: http://www.duvalconservation.org
Email: salexander@duvalconservation.org
Areas of Focus: Agriculture and Farming, Conservation, Ecology, Terrestrial Ecosystems, Water
Organisation Type: Government Agency

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Duval County Soil and Water Conservation District

Country: United States

About Us

The Duval County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), located in Jacksonville, Florida is dedicated to encouraging productive use of land, water and air resources in the county. Under Florida Statutes Chapter 582, the Board's responsibilities include conducting surveys, investigations, research and demonstration projects relating to soil and water conservation (in areas like irrigation, water quality, and soil erosion).

The Board plans to partner with the public and local, state and federal departments for the protection and education of the soil and water of our area.

The mission of the Duval County Conservation District is to protect our natural resources through the use of technology and education.  To service our local landowners and users and to provide leadership in resolution while implementing and sustaining management practices that will conserve, improve and safeguard the natural resources of Duval County.

History

The Duval Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of the State of Florida and was organized by landowners in Duval County, Florida. The creation of this district was authorized by the Soil and Water Conservation Law, Chapter 582, Florida Statutes, enacted by the Florida Legislature in 1937.

The Duval District was organized in 1953 to assist the local landowners and land users in making the best use of the local soil and water resources; to encourage a more positive attitude towards agriculturally related activities; and to stimulate more prosperous and lasting agricultural enterprises. The mission of the District is to plan and implement programs, projects and practices that will serve to promote the conservation of the natural resources in Duval County, Florida.

The District is administered by five non-salaried, locally elected, public officials who serve as supervisors.  Regular board meetings are held every month at the Duval Agricultural Extension Office, 1010 N McDuff, Jacksonville, FL.

The District provides assistance to Urban and Rural landowners, land users, land planners, engineers, groups, and organizations and other concerned citizens in the planning and implementation of practices, programs, projects and other activities that serve to promote the conservation (Wise Use) of the local natural resources, in Duval County, Florida.

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