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Region II Conservation District

Region II Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) include Broad River, Columbia County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Hall County, Lincoln County, McDuffie County, Oconee River, Stephens County, and Upper Chattahoochee River.

Counties in Region II include Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Columbia, Dawson, DeKalb, Elbert, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lincoln, Lumpkin, Madison, McDuffie, Oconee, Oglethorpe Stephens, White, and Wilkes.

Contact Information    GSWCC Region II

P.O. Box 8024
Athens, GA 30603

Phone: 706-552-4479

Fax: 706-552-4486

region2@gaswcc.org

Regional Representative: Robert Amos

Administrative Assistant: 

Gail Hull

For directions to the Region II Office click here

Erosion, Sediment and Pollution Control (ES&PC) Plans submitted for review in the DeKalb and Gwinnett County Conservation Districts will be reviewed by GSWCC staff at:

GSWCC Region II Winder Satellite Office

90 Lanthier Street,

Winder, Georgia 30680

Attention: Susan Castle

Phone: 470-201-9897  Email: scastle@gaswcc.org

 

Effective May 5, 2014: For Fulton County and Cobb County:

New submittals for GSWCC review for projects in Fulton County SWCD and Cobb County SWCD and not currently undergoing GSWCC review must be forwarded effective May 5, 2014 to:

GSWCC Region I Office

1282 S.R. 53 Spur, SW, Suite 300

Calhoun, Georgia 30701

Attention: Brady Hart

Phone: 706-624-1423  Email: bhart@gaswcc.org

Projects in the Fulton County and Cobb County Soil and Water Conservation Districts previously submitted to the GSWCC Region II Satellite Office in Winder, Ga., for review that have not yet been approved should still be forwarded to the Winder office until approved.

Contact Susan Castle with questions regarding reviews performed at the Winder Office:

GSWCC Region II Winder Satellite Office

90 Lanthier Street,

Winder, Georgia 306800

Attention: Susan Castle

Phone: 470-201-9897  Email: scastle@gaswcc.org

The GSWCC Winder Office will not be able to route any plans to the Calhoun Office.

 

Region II Districts

BROAD rIVER SWCD

Banks, Elbert, Franklin, Hart, Madison, Oglethorpe, & Wilkes Counties

Email: BroadSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work

Two-day small farm conference at Unicoi State Park - Feb. 26-27, 2015: No cost to first 120 people who register.

The Broad River Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, will be hosting a small farm conference Feb. 26-27, 2015, at Unicoi State Park in Helen, Ga. The goal of the conference is to educate farmers with small-scale operations on ways to improve their operations and make them run more efficiently and profitably. The two-day conference will feature general sessions that will cover major agricultural topics, as well as breakout sessions that will cover unique topics of interest to small farming operations. Registration for the conference is $225 per person. However, through sponsorship from the Broad River Soil and Water Conservation District, the first 120 people to reserve a spot will receive a fully-paid scholarship for the event. Registration must be received by Feb. 20, 2015. For more information, and to register for the event, contact the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Region II office in Athens at 706-552-4479.

 

The News-Reporter (Dec. 11, 2014) - Smith Family Farms noted for conservation practices

North Georgia Forest Landowner Field Day - October 17, 2014

A Field Day for forest landowners was held at the Arrowhead Lodge in Elbert County on October 17, 2014. Participants learned about managing their wildlife, selling timber, wildfire mitigation, forest health, and more. Cost was $5 per person and included lunch.

Poultry Composter Field Day in Martin – June 25, 2014

Ecodrum™ Composter Field Day was held  on June 25, 2014, at Eric Segars Farm, 1234 Baty Road, Martin, Georgia. Composting made easy, with the most economical solution to animal mortality management. The Ecodrum™ composter is a year-round controlled composting system, processing 100% of barn mortalities on site within a short period of time. Program also included cost-share information from the NRCS and tips for use from Eric Segars, farm owner. Sponsored by: Ecodrum, Broad River Soil and Water Conservation District, Franklin County Young Farmers, and Franklin County Extension Service.

 

Pond Management Field Day in Danielsville, Ga. - July 17, 2014

   Broad River SWCD sponsored an informative workshop on Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 9 a.m. to Noon, on how to improve the quality and performance of your pond. Presentations were given by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the USDA-NRCS (Deena Roberts and Carol Boss). Topics included Pond Maintenance and Fish Health. Lunch was provided. The Field Day was held at Gunnells Pond (755 Adams Road, Danielsville, Ga.).

 

Columbia county SWcd

Columbia County

Email: ColumbiaSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work

 

DEKALB COUNTY SWCD

DeKalb County
Email: DeKalbSWCD@gaswcc.org
Annual Report     Plan of Work


GWINNETT COUNTY SWCD

Gwinnett County
Email: GwinnettSWCD@gaswcc.org
Annual Report     Plan of Work

Lamme Farm Multi-Cultural Workshop in Dacula, Ga. – July 12, 2014

The workshop at the Lamme Farm included discussions on irrigation and soil management, as well as hands-on activities so participants could learn how to do-it-yourself.  The event was held at the Lamme Farm, 676 Tanner Road, Dacula, Ga., on July 12, 2014, and was sponsored by McFarland Dyer & Associates Inc., Upper Ocmulgee River RC&D Council, UGA Extension Service - Gwinnett County, USDA Farm Service Agency, USDA - NRCS Lawrenceville Office, Gwinnett County Soil & Water Conservation District, Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission, and the City of Dacula.

 

hall county SWCD

Hall County

Email: HallSWCD@gaswcc.org

Website: http://www.hallswcd.org/

Annual Report     Plan of Work

Hall County Forage Field Day - May 7, 2014

  Hall County SWCD, UGA, Hall County Extension, and USDA-NRCS joined together for a field day on pasture management and forage quality. The day started at 9 a.m. at Muddy H Dairy, 4877 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, Ga., 30507, then moved to Jaemor Farms for lunch and afternoon programs. The field day included:

  • Commercial/Private Pesticide Credits
  • Pasture Evaluation
  • Afternoon Presentations

For more information on this day, contact Hall County Extension at 770-535-8293.

 

lincoln County SWCD

Lincoln County

Email: LincolnSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work

 

mcDuffie County SWCD

McDuffie County

Email: McDuffieSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work

 

Oconee River SWCD

Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, & Oconee Counties

Email: OconeeSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work

 

Stephens COUNTY SWCD

Stephens County

Email: StephensCoSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work



UPPER CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER SWCD

Dawson, Forsyth, Habersham, Lumpkin, & White Counties

Email: UpperChatSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work