Conservation Education Mini-Grants, Applications Due 2/15/14
Conservation Teacher and Principal of the Year Awards, Nominations Due 3/31/14
2014 Conservation Poster Contest, Entries Due 5/15/14
Eagle Scout Mini-Grants, Applications Due 5/15/14
The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the wise planning and use of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Richland County. Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government under the local direction of a five-member Board of Commissioners. Three Commissioners are elected in the General Election; two are appointed by the SC Department of Natural Resources. These Commissioners volunteer their time and services to help improve natural resources conservation. There are 46 conservation districts in South Carolina whose jurisdictions conform to county boundaries. Use the links below or at the right to learn more about our programs.
Meet our Commissioners, staff, and partners; learn how the Dust Bowl contributed to the creation of conservation districts in the United States; and find information about District meetings.
As a founding member of the Midlands Local Food Collaborative, the District promotes sustainable agriculture, land stewardship, and equitable food access in the SC Midlands.
Find information about upcoming workshops and events, technical programs, and conservation projects we’re involved in.
We provide several programs, resources, and opportunities for Richland County K-12 teachers and students to introduce youth to nature and encourage environmental responsibility.
Join us on our mission of Conservation by becoming a District volunteer or Affiliate Member, and sign up to receive news updates from the District.