Protecting Wake County's natural resources for 70 years!

Wake County Soil and Water Conservation District

How We Got Our Start:

The Friends of the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District is a volunteer non-profit group of local citizens who support and champion the work of the District.  The Friends join the District in  its mission to protect the natural resources of Wake County.

Our Mission:

The Friends of the District was founded by a group of concerned citizens who believe the conservation work of the District is critical to the future success of Wake County. 

 The Soil Conservation Act of 1935 was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Soil and Water Conservation Districts were created in every state.  They established land management practices that have lasted for generations.

​The Wake Soil and Water Conservation District is a non-regulatory agency that works every day to conserve soil, water, air and wildlife. The Board of Supervisors works closely with the staff to provide the citizens:


  • Planning and implementation for erosion control
  • Education in ecology and natural resource management
  • Wildlife habitat improvement
  • Technical assistance with wetland issues and wetland restoration

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Conservation District