Richmond Soil & Water Conservation District

Promotion of Conservation Through
Education * Information * Technical Assistance * Economic Incentives

The Mission of Richmond Soil & Water Conservation District is to take available technical, financial and educational resources and administer programs designed to encourage individual responsibility to conserve, improve and sustain our soil and water resources for future generations.
Richmond SWCD offers free technical assistance to landowners in the county with land management, drainage, wetlands, soils information, best management practices and other land resource problems. 

About Our Organization
A five-member Board of Supervisors governs Richmond Soil and Water Conservation District. Three are elected in the general election; two are appointed by the North Carolina Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
Terms of office are for four years and are staggered. The terms of office begin on the first Monday in December following election or appointment. Supervisors do not receive a salary.
The board chairman may call special meetings. The meetings are open to the public and a notice of the meetings is posted on the outer doors and the bulletin board of the Richmond County Agricultural Center Building.

RSWD District Board of Supervisors

Jeff W. Joyner              Chairman                                        Elected

Jared Gainey               Vice Chairman                                Elected

Pat D. Dial                   Secretary / Treasurer                     Appointed

Cecil Robinson            Member                                          Appointed

Tommy Deese             Member                                          Elected

Click HERE for the agenda and minutes from our last meeting


History

Back in the 1930’s, when dust clouds from the Great Plains darkened the eastern skies, our nation was in peril. During the height of this Dust Bowl, Hugh Hammond Bennett provided testimony before a Congressional committee that resulted in the Soil Conservation Act of April 27, 1935, which created the Soil Conservation Service at USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
Today, our land is in far different shape that it was in 1935, thanks to an ongoing conservation partnership that helps local land owners with solutions to their natural resource problems.
The Richmond County Soil and Water Conservation District was established by petition and vote of the people under provisions of the Soil Conservation Districts Law of 1937, Chapter 139 of the General Statutes, providing for the creation of Soil Conservation Districts. The District is a governmental subdivision of this State and a body corporate and politic. A Board of Supervisors governs it. The District’s responsibilities are to prevent soiled erosion, protect water resources and other related natural resources from abuse and deterioration.
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Contact Us

  1. Matthieu Quick
    Natural Resource Conservationist
    123 Caroline Street, Suite 300
    Rockingham, NC  28379
    910.997.8244 (ext 3)

    Jackie McAuley
    Administrative Assistant
    jackie.mcauley@richmondnc.com

    Vilma Mendez
    NRCS District Conservationist
    vilma.mendez@nc.usda.gov