Peace River

Soil and Water

Conservation District

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General Information

      1. Full legal name (as cited in creation document)
        Peace River Soil and Water Conservation District
      2. Public purpose
        To promote sustainable agricultural production and the stewardship of our natural resources; including soil, water, and all natural systems. To increase public awareness and appreciation for the contributions which agriculture makes to our society, including the protection of natural habitat, and the production of food and fiber.
      3. Boundaries / service area
        Includes all of Desoto County in Florida. Bound on the north by Hardee County, on the south by Charlotte County, on the west by Sarasota County and Manatee County, and on the easy by Highlands County. The district comprises 639 square miles or 109,960 acres.
      4. Services provided
        Technical support to agricultural producers. Provide the community with information about the most recently scientifically developed practices, including, but not limited to those which enhance irrigation efficiency, water quality control, conservation planning, wildlife habitat management, and flood control. Also, to act as a liaison between agricultural producers and government agencies which offer cost-share funding for the implementation of the above practices. Provide to the public through print media, presentations, workshops, and personal contact, information regarding agricultural and environmental issues both in the rural and urban setting.

      Charter / creation document (Community development districts may reference Chapter 190, Florida Statutes - Community Development Districts, as the uniform charter, but must include information relating to any grant of special powers)

      Statute or statutes under which the special district operates, if different from the statute or statutes under which the special district was established. Suggest including Chapter 189, Florida Statutes - Uniform Special District Accountability Act

Chapter 582 Florida Statutes

    1. Date established (effective date of creation document)
    April 10th 1944
      • Establishing entity (legislature, county(ies), municipality(ies), or Governor and Cabinet)

        Soil Conservation Board of Florida



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Accountability and Finances

PRSWCD has no budget as their revenues are less than $500 per year, therefore there is no fiscal year listed.
No fees, assessments or charges imposed or collected





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