Protecting and enhancing water and soil quality is the mission of the Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District. It is part of a comprehensive statewide program to protect and conserve the state’s soil and water resources, and deliver effective conservation practices at the local level.
Programs, technical services, and educational outreach are available to help promote natural resource management through land conservation, soil surveys, stormwater drainage improvements, and implementation of Best Management Practices.
Best Management Practices are techniques used to control stormwater runoff, sediment control, and soil stabilization. These practices are cost-effective ways to help control water quality and prevent pollutants from reaching our oceans, sounds, canals, and other waterways.
The Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District serves the community by seeking grants for public projects that will aid in drainage, water quality, and implementation of Best Management Practices. Each grant project is developed in partnership with a public entity, such as a government agency, school, or municipality. For information on recent projects and partners, see “Projects Completed“ and “Project Partners.“
A wide variety of educational information is available from the Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District. In addition to educational outreach in schools, the Department offers everyone valuable tips for going green. The Soil and Water Conservation District also provides practical advice on how to construct a rain garden at home. Discover more at “Rain Garden Information.“
A District Board provides citizen overview and direction for the Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District. The Board includes both elected officials and members appointed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners. Learn more at “Soil & Water District Board.“