There is a Soil & Water Conservation District in every county in Mississippi. Among other things, these Districts'
ongoing and future efforts are to:
- Implement farm conservation practices to keep soil in the fields and out of waterways.
- Conserve and restore wetlands and wildlife habitat.
- Protect groundwater resources
- Plant trees and other land cover to hold topsoil, purify the air, provide cover for wildlife, and beautify neighborhoods and public areas.
- Help developers and homeowners manage the land and water in an environmentally sensitive manner.
- Reach out to communities and schools to teach the value of natural resources and encourage conservation in generations to come.
Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Mississippi are subdivisions of state government that are responsible for helping landowners in the wise management of land and natural resources by offering technical assistance and information for
the natural resources within their county. The districts, along with nearly 3,000 conservation districts nationwide, provide assistance to its citizens
through cooperation with federal, state and local agencies, businesses and civic organizations.
Conservation districts usually have a governing board comprised of local citizens who volunteer to represent farmers, landowners, educators, businesses, land users and all citizens, young and old, in the district.
The boards ensure a local voice in natural resource issues.
District activities include technical field assistance, urban development projects, environmental education and information programs and recognition
programs to acknowledge people who practice land stewardship, along with a variety of other services.