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The Soil and Water Conservation Section supports the Guilford County Soil and Water Conservation District, and agency that deal with soil erosion and water quality problems. The district provides technical assistance to landowners and educational programs on soil and water quality. The district also administers a State program that provides cost share funds to farmers and landowners with water quality problems to install Best Management Practices on their farms.

Conservation Programs and Services:
North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program (NCACSP)
A voluntary program designed to encourage the use of Best Management Practices (BMP’s) for agricultural production. This program provides cost share and incentive payments for conservation measures that improve water quality.
 
Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)
A voluntary, incentive-based program designed to improve water quality through the installation of various BMP’s on urban, suburban and rural lands, not directly involved in agricultural production. This program provides cost share and technical assistance for the installation of stormwater best management practices on non-agricultural land.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
To provide a voluntary conservation program for farmers and ranchers that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as reauthorized in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).

Voluntary Agricultural District Program
Landowners voluntarily commit to enhance the identity of their agricultural community by encouraging the voluntary preservation and protection of farmland from non-farm development.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS:
Poster, Essay and Public Speaking Contest
2014 Auxillary Grant Application - K-12 educators $500
NC Envirothon
Area 3 Envirothon
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Resource Conservation Workshop -Workshop at NC State for rising 10th-12th grade students
Food Land & People Workshop
 

EDUCATIONAL NEWSLETTER:
• Click here for the Sept/Oct 2013 Educational Highlights Newsletter

RESOURCE INFORMATION:
• Aerial Photography
• Soil Survey

We have other cost-share programs which are under USDA-NRCS and can be found on the following website: www.nc.nrcs.usda.gov


For more information please contact us:
Department Director,   J. Leslie Bell   641-4409   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Main Office   336-375-5401 EXT. 3 
District Watershed Technician, Jamey Walker 336-375-5401 Ext 107 336-207-8694   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
District Watershed Conservationist,   Millie Langley   336-375-5401 Ext 105   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Education Coordinator,   Elizabeth Williams   336-375-5401 Ext 101   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 


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