Soil and Water Conservation in the News

Download this pdf file. Wheeler County 4H receives assistance  (942.81 KB)

Ohoopee SWCD presented Wheeler County 4H with funds that will be used on a project between the 4H and the Senior Citizen Center.

Download this pdf file. Truetlen School System receives assistance  (661.25 KB)

Ohoopee SWCD presented Treutlen School System a check to be used for Spring Plant Day, soil for raised beds and more.

Download this pdf file. Hephzibah High School FFA receives funds  (1.29 MB)

Brier Creek SWCD in conjunction with GSWCC presented $1500 to Hephzibah HS FFA Program. These funds will further their goals of continued AG based education.

Download this pdf file. Cloverbuds Environmental Learning  (116.8 KB)

On Feb. 13 this AWESOME group of Cloverbuds from McDuffie County learned how to be Environmental Superheroes!

Download this pdf file. Feral Swine Workshop - Feb 21, 2023 (466.61 KB)

Middle South Georgia SWCD is sponsoring the workshop at the Worth County Ag Pavilion located at 102 Rebecca Dr, Sylvester, Ga.  There is no cost to attend the workshop, but space is limited.

Download this pdf file. Managed Grazing for Soil Health (1.02 MB)

This workshop for cattle operations is sponsored by Coosa River SWCD in Cartersville, GA on Feb. 16th at 6PM.  

Download this pdf file. Beef Cattle 101 Workshop Series (636.94 KB)

Lamar County SWCD presents an innovative cattle workshop designed for beginning and small farmers interested in farming operations and optimal farming techniques. Workshop series begins on Jan. 31, 2023.

Download this pdf file. Feral swine causing significant damage in GA (308.03 KB)

The economic impact of damage caused by feral swine in Georgia is estimated at over $150 million.  Many Soil & Water Conservation Districts in Georgia have traps available for rent to those in their areas experiencing feral hog damage.

Download this pdf file. Broad River SWCD Honors Banks County FFA Teams for Win at National Convention (356.65 KB)


2022 Events

Download this pdf file. Governor Kemp Speaks at Ga Farm Bureau Annual Conference (240.25 KB)

On Monday, December 6, GSWCC Employees, GFB Members, and others heard from Governor Brian Kemp at the GFB Annual Conference held on Jekyll Island.

Download this pdf file. GSWCC attends the Georgia Farm Bureau’s 85th Annual Convention (1.27 MB)

The GFB Annual Convention was held December 4-6 at Jekyll Island.

Download this pdf file. Upper Chattahoochee River SWCD Annual Meeting (980.05 KB)

The Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water Conservation District honored their Affiliate Members, Farm Families of the Year, District Supervisors and Ladies Auxiliary during their annual meeting, Thursday, November 10th.

Download this pdf file. Grant Winners Announced (44.53 KB)

Oconee River Soil and Water Conservation District announces winners of grant for local educators.

Download this pdf file. Lincoln County SWCD Awards Local Poster Contest Winners (1.46 MB)

The students were recognized and presented certificates & cash awards at the District’s Annual Banquet held on November 3. These students’ submissions will now move on to the state poster contest.

Download this pdf file. Lincoln County SWCD Honors Local Educators  (1.29 MB)

At the Nov 3rd annual banquet the district honored their community partners and local educators.

Download this pdf file. Georgia National Fair 2022 (98.42 KB)

GSWCC was proud to be a part of spreading the importance of conservation and agriculture at the Perry Fair.

Download this pdf file. 44th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo (85.88 KB)

GSWCC was a proud participant in the 44th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA!

Download this pdf file. Gwinnett County Schools Career Fair (603.53 KB)

On October 15, the Gwinnett SWCD partnered with NRCS, UGA Extension, Feed Gwinnett and Sanders Wildlife at the Gwinnett County Schools Career Fair. The fair was held at Discovery High School and was a huge success with over 400 people in attendance.

Download this pdf file. Oconee River SWCD holds Annual Affiliate Member Banquet (670.75 KB)

Oconee River Soil and Water Conservation District recently held their annual affiliate member banquet at the Hostess House in Winder, GA. The District recognized Kristin Davis & Todd Whitaker as the District Farmers of the Year. Also receiving recognition was Carol Boss (NRCS, retired) for her work with the district over the past 33 years.

Download this pdf file. Environmental Project Grants  (707.12 KB)

Oconee River SWCD accepted proposals for environmental projects within your school system. The grant was available to educators in both public & private schools in Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee Counties. Applications were due by October 31, 2022. 

Download this pdf file. Hall County SWCD Annual Banquet  (471.92 KB)

Hall County SWCD held their 2022 Annual Banquet at the North Hall County Recreation Facility on October 3.  The keynote speaker was former Governor Nathan Deal.

Download this pdf file. Dekalb SWCD GoGreen event - October 15th  (150.71 KB)

Dekalb SWCD invited the local community to attend GoGreen community environmental event on October 15th to raise awareness and appreciation of sustainability within our communities.

Download this pdf file. Gwinnett SWCD and Silt Saver Webinar  (753.37 KB)

Gwinnett SWCD held a Silt Saver Webinar on October 13 that reviewed silt fencing products, answers questions, and provided 1 hour of professional training credit.

Download this pdf file. Gwinnett SWCD Provides Funding For Gwinnett Urban Farming Experience  (160.89 KB)

Check out the great stories and video!

Download this pdf file. GSWCC assist at Rabun County Schools Ag Day - Aug 29th  (1.18 MB)

Download this pdf file. Students participate in the Georgia Pollinator Census  (801.05 KB)

Oglethorpe County Middle School students use school pollinator garden to participate in the Georgia Pollinator Census. The school’s newest pollinator garden was made possible by the Broad River SWCD and GACD.

Download this pdf file. Lincoln County SWCD Announced Annual Poster Contest  (336.77 KB)

Posters needed to be submitted to the District by October 1, 2022.

Download this pdf file. Walton County SWCD holds Farmland Protection Workshop  (622.37 KB)

On August 9 the Walton County SWCD held a Farmland Protection Workshop at the William Harris Homestead in Monroe. Over 40 interested land owners attended the workshop where they listened to speakers from the Conservation Fund, American Land Trust, and the Oconee River & Athens Land Trust organizations.

Download this pdf file. Pasture Soil Health Workshop

On July 29 GSWCC employees and District Supervisors from Broad River and Lincoln County SWCD’s attended a Pasture Soil Health Workshop on Smith Farm in Wilkes County. The workshop was held by NRCS and led by Wilkes County District Conservationist Kelli Coleman.

Download this pdf file. GFB Young Farmer & Ranchers Conference  (573.72 KB)

On July 15 at Jekyll Island GA GSWCC staff members, Michelle Boone, Jennifer Standridge and Robert Amos recently led a children’s program at the Georgia Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference.

Sponsorship for Georgia Envirothon State Championship team

The Brier Creek and Piedmont Soil & Water Conservation Districts sponsored the Georgia Envirothon State Championship team at the National Competition in Ohio.  Davidson High School from Augusta will traveled to Ohio to compete at the National Envirothon Competition in July 2022.

Download this pdf file. Level 1A Renewal Course in Valdosta, GA (1.89 MB)

The Alapaha Soil and Water Conservation District hosted a Level 1A Renewal Course on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Southern Georgia Regional Commission Building, 1937 Carlton Adams Drive, Valdosta, GA 31601.

Download this pdf file. Workshop on Agribility and drone use  (379.78 KB)

On June 11th, the Upper Chattahoochee River Soil & Water Conservation District partnered with the Chestatee Chattahoochee RC&D Council and White County Extension to hold a workshop at Satterfield Farms in White County. Update on Agribility, using drones on a farm and more.

Download this pdf file. Field day in Cleveland, GA - June 11

Upper Chattahoochee River SWCD hosted a field day on June 11, 2022 in Cleveland, GA.  Topics included Pasture Management, Drone Mapping, Firewise on the Farm and more.

Download this pdf file. Altamaha District Feral Swine Workshop & Trapping demo

Event was on June 9th, 2022 at Billy Walker Agriculture Center, 901 GA-206, Douglas, GA 31533.

Download this pdf file. Learn and Burn Workshop - Feb 26, 2022 (8am-4pm)

At North Georgia Technical College, Clarkesville, GA hosted by Chestatee/Chattahoochee RC&D Council, Inc.  For Landowners interested in prescribed fire, no experience necessary!  Registration closes Feb 18, 2022.

Download this pdf file. Wrens, Georgia Town Hall Meeting - Feb. 23, 2022 at 10 a.m

Update On Reduction of Fecal Pollution in Brushy Creek Watershed at Peggy’s Restaurant, 101 North Main Street, Wrens GA. 30833.

Download this pdf file. Tree seedlings at no cost - Friday, Feb 18, 2022

The Clayton County Conservation District will be hosted their annual tree giveaway Friday, February 18, 2022 to celebrate Georgia Arbor Day. Tree seedlings were provided at no cost to the local community.

State 2021 Conservationist of the Year

Robbie Faust owner of Bellflower Farms located in Dawson, Georgia has been named the 2021 Conservationist of the Year by the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) for his outstanding contributions to natural resource conservation.

Download this pdf file. Walton County SWCD names Six Figs Farm as 2021 Conservationist of the Year

Six Figs Farm is located near Good Hope and owned by Mikkel and Sunday Antonison. The organic farm uses regenerative agriculture practices to grow figs, elderberries, and asparagus. They also raise ducks, chickens, and honey bees.

Download this pdf file. No-Till Drill Rental Program

If you farm in Burke, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins and Richmond County then contact Donna at NRCS (706-558-4307) to learn about Brier Creek SWCD rental program.

Download this pdf file. Sustainability First: New crop systems, technology help conserve Georgia's natural resources