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Soil & Water Conservation Districts

About Florida's Conservation Districts

There are currently 63 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Florida. The governing body of a soil and water conservation district consists of five elected supervisors. The office of a soil and water conservation district supervisor is nonpartisan and district wide. Candidates are elected in a general election to a 4-year term. Vacancies are filled by appointment by the remaining supervisors until the next regular election. Supervisors receive no monetary compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses. All Districts also have a District Conservationist appointed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and an agent of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Agricultural Water Policy (FDACS-OAWP). Some districts may also appoint Associate Supervisors, Coordinators, District Secretaries, and/or other staff. Each District is a governmental subdivision of the State of Florida and receives funding from a variety of sources including county funding, grants, contracts for services, sales and donations. Districts thrive on developing partnerships with other government or conservation organizations. Each district develops partnerships with the area Water Management District and Resource Conservation and Development Council. These partnerships are beneficial to the community as the organizations work together for the common goal of protecting and preserving local resources.

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