Day-to-day operations of the District include working closely with the local units of government, citizens, developers, builders and conservation entities to fully implement the Georgia Erosion and Sediment Control Act. The District also works to protecting the Green Infrastructure and Flood Areas of the county.
Additionally, the District strives to educate the community on the preservation and sustainable practices of local natural resources. The District helps fund and lead educational workshops to meet these goals. Current project information can be found here.
District Meetings, which are open to the public, are held once a month, every third Tuesday. Supervisors and partners meet to plan their work and determine local needs for soil and water conservation and resource development. SWCDs work on a local level to promote statewide conservation goals. More information about these meetings can be found here.
The Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District was created in 1937 by the Georgia General Assembly to protect the state's soil and water resources following the Dust Bowl of the 1930's. Our District encompasses 15 local governments, 1 million citizens, the central economic engine for the Southeastern United States, as well as the headwaters of three major river systems that provide the primary source of fresh water to 10 million people, in three States. We are stewards of the waters shared by citizens, industry, and agriculture.
More information on the Soil and Water Conservation Districts in Georgia can be found here.
Treating urban stormwater runoff with vegetation, soils, and rainwater harvesting techniques.
Reducing the negative effects of flood events by managing Watershed Dams within the county.
Protecting our surface waters from the negative impacts of construction activities.