Soil & Water Conservation District

Our Mission

Protect the natural resources of Haywood County through education, conservation and preservation.

Soil and water conservation districts were established so that citizens could get assistance on the local level with conserving and managing important natural resources. The District is a non-regulatory agency that offers help on a voluntary basis. We have technicians who can advise you about erosion problems or tell you about the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program. A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) employee also works out of our office, offering several federal programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). The District also has a year-round education program that includes field days, contests, teacher workshops and many other activities designed to complement and enrich student understanding about the environment.

We’re also on Facebook!

Board Meetings

  • 9 a.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • Agriculture Center

Annual Reports

Applications for our annual Youth Environmental Stewardship Camp are now available!

For more information and an application- check out our YES Camp webpage.

Applications are due May 28, 2021

Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 8, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Public Welcome

Held In-person at 589 Raccoon Road Waynesville, NC 28786 

Call-in option via Zoom

Call 828-452-2741 ext. 3 for more information