WATER

Water conservation includes all the policies, strategies and activities made to sustainably manage the natural resource fresh water, to protect the water environment, and to meet the current and future human demand.

SOIL

Soil Conservation is the name given to techniques aimed at preserving the soil. Soil loss and loss of soil fertility can be traced back to a number of causes including over-use, erosion, salinization and chemical contamination.

WILDLIFE

Healthy soil and water habitats generate many benefits for wildlife. Natural processes create healthy soil, clean and abundant water, fertile crops, and protection from flooding and climate extremes. Wildlife and nature offers cultural and spiritual benefits, recreational opportunities and an endless source of beauty.

OUR MISSION

Providing leadership in helping people achieve success through conserving, improving and sustaining natural resources and the environment of Charlotte County, Florida

Our Function

The Charlotte Soil and Water Conservation District was organized for the purpose of developing a program of management and conservation of the soil, water and related natural resources of the County, and to promote and encourage the voluntary implementation of conservation practices on privately owned land. The Charlotte Soil and Water Conservation District strives to accomplish one of the fundamental roles for the board of supervisors. Our role is to bring together, at the local level, all interested and affected parties, along with the support organizations charged with providing technical and administrative assistance, to develop and implement a plan to address resource concerns. Through a locally led consensus process, priorities are determined for conservation programs. The partners then work to implement programs that provide assistance to landowners, agricultural producers, and local residents. The District works in cooperation with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA/NRCS).