Soil & Water Conservation District
The Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District offers technical, financial and educational advice to Orange County landowners and operators. We provide technical consultation on erosion control and water quality issues on agricultural farmland and non-agricultural lands.
NC Agriculture Cost Share Program applications are now be accepted. An initial sign up will be held through August 16, 2019 for those landowners and operators wishing to request technical and cost share assistance on practices. To apply, please contact Kenny Ray or Todd Roberts at (919)245-2750 or visit our office located in the Environment and Agriculture Center at 306 Revere Rd, Suite D, Hillsborough.
Orange Soil and Water Conservation is a Division of the Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks, and Recreation - DEAPR.
Eligible landowners may qualify for state or federal financial assistance.
Visit our Department website for more information.
Agricultural Related Services
- Animal Waste Management Plans
- Conservation Assessment and Planning on Agricultural Lands
- Nutrient Management Farm Plans
- Riparian Restoration along streams
- Sediment and Soil Erosion on Agricultural Lands
- Stream Bank Stabilization/Stream Protection Systems
- Voluntary Agriculture Program and Farmland Preservation Program
- Water Quality on Agricultural Lands
Non-Agricultural Related Services
- Closure of Abandoned Wells
- Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP) for existing residential, commercial, public and private buildings
- Educational Programs for Youth and Adults
- Riparian Restoration Along Streams
- Urban Erosion Control and Storm Water Controls
Agronomists, engineers, soil scientists, and other specialists from local, state, and federal agencies work closely with the Soil and Water Conservation District Staff to answer your questions. Please contact us with any questions.