and educate the public to promote stewardship of
soil and water resources.
Cumberland County Soil and Water
Conservation District is a resource for conservation
information, services and products for citizens of
Cumberland County facing the challenges of soil and
water pollution, land development, wildlife habitat
and flood mitigation. Like our 3000+
counterparts throughout the United States, we are a
non-regulatory organization. Our services are
free or low cost and provided at your invitation.
Currently the District employs eight full time and
one part time staff
members who serve in the roles of District Manager,
Stormwater Program Manager, Stormwater Outreach
Manager, Project Managers, Project Scientist, Engineer,
Project Assistant and Education
Coordinator. To learn more about our staff,
follow the staff link to the left.
The District is
governed by a voluntary Board of Supervisors.
The Board is comprised of five Supervisors and seven
Associate Supervisors who meet on the third
Thursday of each month. To learn more about
our board, follow the board link on the left.
The District has its roots in the
1937 response of the U.S. Congress to the ecological
disaster known as the Dust Bowl. As Washington
skies literally darkened with Midwestern topsoil,
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) soil
scientists advised Congress to set up a
grassroots-model system to meet the urgent need the
Dust Bowl presented.
This grassroots model became one of
the success stories of modern conservation.
The District's continued effectiveness is due to our
ability to provide the bridge between citizens and
local, state and federal agencies to solve local
environmental problems. If you are a
landowner, municipal official or staff, educator, a
licensed professional, or a member of a community
organization, we can provide information and
expertise to help you implement plans to maximize
long-term use of your land, water, wildlife, forest,
plants and other natural resources.
District prohibits discrimination in all its
programs and activities on the basis of race, color,
national origin, age, disability, sex, marital
status, familial status, parental status, religion,
sexual orientation, genetic information, political
beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an
individualís income is derived from any public