Lancaster SWCD to celebrate 75 years of conservation efforts

August 10, 2018by ncdea

OHIO, Lancast SWCD — To prepare his community for the Fairfield Soil and Water Conservation District‘s 75th anniversary, Education and Wildlife Specialist Tommy Springer explains what the SWCD is and does.

Soil and water conservation districts are a twentieth century creation that were, unfortunately, born out of necessity following massive erosion events during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. In 1943, a petition by Fairfield County landowners was passed by an 84 percent majority at a referendum held August 21st of that year to establish the Fairfield SWCD.

Some of the main areas we regularly cooperate with landowners are erosion prevention, providing engineering assistance for agricultural drainage, erosion and stormwater pollution education and prevention in urban areas, and woodland and wildlife protection and management.

Source: Conservation Corner: Celebrating 75 years of conservation efforts

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