Wednesday
Jul132011

District Introduction 


Mailing address: P.O. Box 129, Prince George Va. 23875

Physical Address: 6380 Scott Memorial Park Dr., Prince George Va. 23875

Office # (804) 732-6550 

 The James River Soil and Water Conservation District is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia,  organized and managed by local people assigned under Law with the responsibility of protecting and improving our soil and water resources.  The District was established on September 26th,  1940,  and at that time included Henrico County as part of a three county unit.  In 1975,  Henrico formed a single county district;  Chesterfield and Prince George remain as a two-county district.  The Board of Directors (Board),  composed of six citizens of Chesterfield and Prince George counties,  directs the activities of the District.  The public elects two directors from each county and two positions are appointed,  each serving a four year term. The current staff is composed of a District Administrator,  a Conservation Specialist and a part-time Program Support Assistant.

The District is principally supported by financial assistance received from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) with local funding support from county boards of supervisors.  In partnership with local,  state and federal agencies, the District provides technical assistance to landowners,  units of government,  and others to identify,  discuss and solve natural resource conservation issues.  The District plan of work is annually re-evaluated by the Board to ensure program effectiveness.

The District has leadership responsibilities to promote stewardship and conservation of our natural resources due to increasing demands by a growing population and the needs of a rapidly changing society.  These responsibilities are met through outreach,  education,  training,  technical assistance and conservation planning.  The objective is to recognize and implement best management practices and stewardship of land and water.  The goals and objectives resulted from the strategic planning process and will guide us into the future.  These goals identify present and future needs of the District and will help us meet the challenging goals of natural resource conservation in Chesterfield and Prince George Counties