Discover what soil and water district is all about

Published 9:12 am Wednesday, May 15, 2013

To the editor:

The Soil and Water District thanks all the visitors to our Mill Spring Agricultural Center Building on Monday evening, May 6 at the workshop of the combined boards of Polk County Board of Commissioners, Polk County Farmland Preservation Board and the Polk County Soil and Water District.

We were pleased to have the opportunity to educate so many people in one place at one time about our mission and how we work to accomplish the mission.

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Our mission, for those not present: “The Polk County Soil and Water Conservation District is a government entity dedicated to the protection, preservation and enhancement of Polk County’s natural resources”.

Soil and Water Districts have a long history extending all the way back to the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. As a district we work with county, state, and the federal government, as well as other public and private organizations in a non-regulatory capacity to install soil and water conservation practices on the ground in Polk County protecting our soils and water quality. We are one of 96 Districts throughout North Carolina.