The Duval Soil and Water Conservation District (District) is a subdivision of the State of Florida and was originally organized by landowners in Duval County, Florida. The creation of this District was authorized by the Soil and Water Conservation Law, Chapter 582, Florida Statutes, enacted by the Florida Legislature in 1937. The District was organized in 1953 to assist the local landowners and land users in making the best use of the local natural resources; to encourage a more positive attitude towards agriculturally related activities; and to stimulate more prosperous and lasting agricultural enterprises.
The mission of the District is to plan, implement and/or facilitate programs, projects and practices that will serve to promote the conservation of the natural resources in Duval County, Florida. This is a FREE service that is available to All Duval County, FL residents.
The District is administered by five non-salaried, non-partisan, locally elected, public officials who serve as the Board of Supervisors.
The Duval Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. for their Regular Meeting at the Duval County Agricultural Extension Office, 1010 N. McDuff Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32202. The Supervisors also hold routine "Planning Meetings" that are open to the public on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the same time and location. The Supervisors meet to hear reports from our affiliate agencies, learn about conservation funding priorities in the district, develop programs, create educational opportunities, and build workshops that meet the needs of conservation within Duval County.