Soil & Water Conservation District
The Alleghany Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is a governmental subdivision of the State of North Carolina, charged with the responsibility of promoting soil and water conservation and establishing conservation programs in the District. The District partners with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other state, federal and local agencies to carry out these responsibilities. The office is located on the second floor of the county office building at 90 S. Main St. Room 200 in Sparta.
A five-member Board of Supervisors directs the affairs of the District. The District Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:
Preservation and protection of natural resources can be achieved through many technical, financial and educational programs.
The Alleghany County Voluntary Farmland Preservation Program encourages landowners to preserve the land by enrolling their farm in a Voluntary Agricultural District (VAD) and keeping it in working farms.
VAD Advisory Board:
The Alleghany County Agricultural Advisory Board (AAAB) was appointed as one of the recommendations of the comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan adopted by the County in November 2013. The AAA Board will pursue grant opportunities, advise county government in agricultural related issues, and encourage and promote agriculture to ensure the economic viability and profitability of farms in the future.
Technical and Financial assistance may be available for installing practices to address natural resource concerns through the following cost share programs:
We work with numerous state, federal, and local agencies and organizations to protect our natural resources.
Resource Conservation Workshop: Two or more high school students are sponsored to attend NC State University for one week in June for classes and college orientation, with field trips in the study of natural resources.
Scout programs/Day Camp, Agricultural Fairs and Environmental Field Days: Provided upon request.