The Clarendon Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of state government under the direction of a local five-
Conservation districts are unique; no other agency has the responsibility that districts have. If conservation activities are to take place within a district, the district must initiate them. Other government agencies and groups may assit in these efforts, but the responsibility rests, by law, with the conservation district.
The Clarendon Conservation District coordinates assistance from all available sources -
To promote the wise use and care of natural resources for the
benefit of the citizens of Clarendon County
Provide Conservation education to the public through school programs and comunity involvement.
Observe, report, and monitor conservation and natural resource concerns in Clarendon County.
Promote and implement programs to protect and conserve natural resources in Clarendon County.
William Kevin Ross
A district commissioner is an appointed or elected member of the governing body of a conservation district. Commissioners must identify local conservation needs, set goals, develop plans to achieve those goals, and ensure proper implemenation of those plans.
Clarendon county is continually adapting to newly emerging conservation challenges. Urban expansions pose a variety of problems, from threatening plant and animal habitat to compromising water quality. In taking the Oath of Office, a commissioner commits to the responsibility of identifying these changes in the environment and developing a proper plan of action.
Lee Reaves Jr.
Associate commissioners are officially appointed by the board as advisors and representatives. Associates do not vote on board decisions but augment the board's knowledge and experience and assist with conservation district programs. They also offer a way to cultivate potential new commisioners, allow former commissioners to remain active in the ditrict, and broaden community input to the district.
The district manager serves as the initial contact between the general public and federal, state, and local programs and activities. District managers help to implement the programs and policies decided by the board, coordinate board activities, provide information and data as requested, and serve as an agent fo the district to contact landowners and other agencies regarding district business.
USDA/ NRCS STAFF
Brandon DuRant, District Conservationist
Jacob Ogle, Soil Conservation Technician
Hugh Kermit Holladay, District Technician
The Natural Resource conservation Service has a Cooperative Working Agreement with the conservation district, which says that NRCS and the District will work together on program delivery to customers, technical standards, facilities, equipment, data sharing, funding, liability and civil rights. NRCS provides conservation technology to water quality problems, soil erosion and agricultural waste. They also help individuals, groups, organizations, developers and property owners plan, design, and implement conseration programs that will help protect the county't natural resources.
Clarendon Soil and Water Conservation District
13 West Rigby Street
Manning, SC 29102
The District Board Meets on the first
Tuesday of each Month