Region III

Region III Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) include Altamaha, Brier Creek, Coastal, Ogeechee River, Ohoopee River, and Satilla River.

Counties in Region III include Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Coffee, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glascock, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Richmond, Screven, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Ware, Wayne, and Wheeler.

Contact Information

Until further notice please contact the Athens office
with any questions related to Region III.

GSWCC
4310 Lexington Road
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-552-4470

 

 

Region III Districts

ALTAMAHA SWCD

Appling, Bacon, Coffee, Jeff Davis & Telfair Counties

Email: AltamahaSWCD@gaswcc.org

Website: http://www.altamahaswcd.org/

Annual Report     Plan of Work

 

BRIER CREEK SWCD

Burke, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins & Richmond Counties

Email: BrierCreekSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work

Tree Care Seminar in Augusta, Ga. – June 24, 2014

Presented by the City of Augusta, the Brier Creek Soil & Water Conservation District, the Central Savannah River RC&D Council, and the Richmond County UGA Cooperative Extension; participants gained additional insights into caring for trees at this Tree Care Seminar.

Topics included: 

· Trees & Green Infrastructure

 · Young Tree Pruning & Care

· Best Management Practices for Tree Conservation

· Mitigating Ice Damage

· Ornamental Tree Inspect Pests

· City of Augusta Tree  Management

· Pesticide Application Techniques

· Top Twelve Invasive Species

 

CEU Credits Approved:  

 ISA:

Certified Arborist: 6 hrs.                    

Utility Specialist: 1.5 hrs.   

Municipal Specialist: 6 hrs.              

BCMA - Science:  1.75 hrs.                              

BCMA - Practice: 2.25 hrs.               

BCMA - Management: 2 hrs.

TW Climber Specialist:  2.25 hrs.   

GA Department of Agriculture Credits Toward Recertification in categories:

Category 23

3 hrs

Category 24

3 hrs

Category 26

3 hrs

Category 27

3 hrs

Private Appl.

1 hr

Society of American Foresters CFE:  Category 1 CF:  6.0 hrs

 

COASTAL SWCD

Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, Long & McIntosh Counties

Email: CoastalSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work

Georgia Dirt & Gravel Road Workshop - November 14, 2014

Coastal SWCD sponsored a workshop on maintaining unpaved roads with an emphasis on water quality on Friday, November 14, 2014. County and city officials responsible for the maintenance of unpaved roads were encouraged to attend the workshop, which was held from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center, 240 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill, GA 31324. Lunch was provided at no charge for all attendees.

 

Twenty Years of Coastfest in Brunswick, Ga.

October 4, 2014, marked the 20th anniversary of Coastfest, an annual festival organized by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and held at their headquarters on the Brunswick River in Brunswick, GA. The annual event showcases all things coastal and this year more than 80 organizations had booths and activities for families to enjoy and learn. Before the event NRCS staff from both the Brunswick and Richmond Hill Field Offices prepared educational packets for teachers and gathered a variety of materials to distribute including conservation tattoos and buttons, pollinator and watershed posters, Georgia peanuts, and a wide variety of printed information for children and adults.  On October 4 we joined forces with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) staff from Statesboro, Satilla SWCD, Coastal SWCD, and the USDA Farm Service Agency office in Jesup to answer questions and distribute all the materials. From its inception in 1994 where fewer than 500 people attended, the event has grown over the years and this year was attended by 9,495 children and adults.

 

Agritourism Workshop - March 20, 2014

Agritourism is defined as an agriculturally-based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch. This workshop on March 20, 2014, provided a free educational opportunity to explore the opportunities available in this growing industry and visit a live and working farm that hosts thousands of people annually. Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District sponsored this event along with Coastal Georgia RC&D.

Small Farm Opportunity Workshop - Jan. 23, 2014

A workshop focused on irrigation basics as well as technical and financial assistance available to small agricultural producers was offered on Jan. 23, 2014, at the SINERR's Long Tabby Educational Lab on Sapelo Island, Ga.

 

OGEECHEE RIVER SWCD

Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Evans, Screven & Tattnall Counties

Email: OgeecheeSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work

Soil Health Seminar - October 23, 2014

       A seminar on Soil Health was presented on Thursday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture, 151 Langston Chapel Road, Statesboro, Ga. 30458. Lunch was provided and pre-registration was required.

 

OHOOPEE RIVER SWCD

Emanuel, Montgomery, Toombs, Treutlen & Wheeler Counties

Email: OhoopeeSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work

Pond Management Workshop - October 28, 2014

A free workshop on properly managing ponds, as well as information on regulatory requirements relating to the renovation or construction of ponds, was offered on October 28, 2014, at The Stanley Lodge on Bud Clifton Road.

 

SATILLA RIVER SWCD

Atkinson, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, Pierce, Ware & Wayne Counties

Email: SatillaSWCD@gaswcc.org

Annual Report     Plan of Work

Georgia Dirt & Gravel Road Workshop - November 13, 2014

Satilla River SWCD sponsored a workshop on maintaining unpaved roads with an emphasis on water quality on Thursday, November 13, 2014. County and city officials responsible for the maintenance of unpaved roads were encouraged to attend the workshop, which was held from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at Coastal Pines Technical College, 1777 West Cherry Street, Jesup, GA 31545. Lunch was provided at no charge for all attendees.

Twenty Years of Coastfest in Brunswick, Ga.

October 4, 2014, marked the 20th anniversary of Coastfest, an annual festival organized by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and held at their headquarters on the Brunswick River in Brunswick, GA. The annual event showcases all things coastal and this year more than 80 organizations had booths and activities for families to enjoy and learn. Before the event NRCS staff from both the Brunswick and Richmond Hill Field Offices prepared educational packets for teachers and gathered a variety of materials to distribute including conservation tattoos and buttons, pollinator and watershed posters, Georgia peanuts, and a wide variety of printed information for children and adults.  On October 4 we joined forces with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC) staff from Statesboro, Satilla SWCD, Coastal SWCD, and the USDA Farm Service Agency office in Jesup to answer questions and distribute all the materials. From its inception in 1994 where fewer than 500 people attended, the event has grown over the years and this year was attended by 9,495 children and adults.

 

Forage and Livestock Meeting in Odum - March 17, 2014

A forage and livestock meeting was held on Monday, March 17, 2014, at Joe B. Harris's Pond House, Odum Road South, Odum, Ga. Sponsored by the Georgia Cattlemen's Association Region XV, as well as the Satilla River SWCD and NRCS, the meeting included discussions on storage methods for forage, nutrient inputs, cover crops, and a brief update on the Farm Bill. You can learn more about the meeting here.