Welcome to the Association of Florida Conservation Districts
There are 58 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Florida, all organized by local people for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the wise use, management and general conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.
An elected five-member, non-partisan board of supervisors, who volunteer their services, manages each soil and water conservation district. Florida has 290 supervisors.
Soil and Water Conservation Districts are non-taxing and are supported by maintaining relationships and partnership with organizations, government agencies, and receive voluntary contributions.
- To assist and enable soil and water conservation districts of Florida to accomplish collectively what they cannot accomplish individually.
- To assist soil and water conservation districts in their efforts to provide service and assistance in natural resource management and conservation.
- To provide a direct link between soil and water conservation districts and the National Association of Conservation Districts, as well as, the State of Florida.
- To strengthen AFCDs legislative presence; which will in turn, strengthen the legislative presence of each soil and water conservation district in the State of Florida.
- To build and enhance the capacity and capability of soil and water conservation districts in the State of Florida to include leadership development.
- To promote conservation education among the youth in public, home, and private schools of the State of Florida to include public speaking, environmental studies, land judging and other areas of conservation.
- To promote and increase public awareness of Florida’s soil and water conservation districts as the source for natural resources management.
- To implement effective two-way communication between AFCD and local soil and water conservation districts.
- To expand AFCDs available resources for programs and services.