NACD sponsors an annual poster contest for students kindergarten through twelfth grade, providing students with an opportunity to convey their thoughts about soil, water and natural resource issues through art. This contest is co-sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts and the NACD Auxiliary.
The poster contest is open to public, private and home-schooled students. The top three posters in each category of the national contest will receive monetary prizes ($200, $150, $100 based on placement).
Each year, the poster contest starts at the district level. District winners advance to the state level, and then to the national level, where they receive recognition at NACD’s annual meeting.
For more information regarding the poster contest, click here.
The theme for the next poster contest (being held in 2021) is: Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities.
The Fulton County SWCD loans citizens Uprooters, also known as Privet Pullers, for personal use. This tool can help homeowners remove small trees and other unwanted woody plants. Using the Uprooter can help homeowners control pesky invasives such as privet and mimosa saplings on their property.
For more information on use, please visit the uprooter website: https://www.theuprooter.com/ .
If you are interested in borrowing the Uprooter, please email DPA Holly Keepers at email@example.com.
Sarah Wood, winner of the Fulton District's poster contest, also won 1st Place at the state level 2015 GACD poster contest in the 7th-8th grade category. Pictured from left to right: Valerie Pickard, Alan Toney, and John Spotts.
Through partnership with the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts, Fulton County is proud to announce its involvement in the Georgia Conservation Assistance Program (GCAP). This program provides financial and educational assistance to landowners in Cobb County and Fulton County with reducing nonpoint source pollution on urban, non agricultural lands.
The GCAP application period is closed. Any additional funding opportunities will be announced on our website.
With the help of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Georgia has constructed 357 Watershed Dams throughout the state to mitigate the effects of major rain events. Many of these flood control structures are nearing the end of their 50 year design life. Maintenance and rehabilitation of these structures is critical to ensure public safety throughout the state.
The Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District manages 10 watershed flood control dams within the county. Due to the District's limited resources, maintenance of these strategic flood control structures is mainly accomplished by working closely with property owners, local governments, the State Soil & Water Conservation Commission, and NRCS.
Click here for more information on Georgia's Watershed Dams.
Click here for a Fulton County Watershed Dams report.
Click here for a presentation from December 5, 2016 on Little River #25.
Click here for a presentation from June 26, 2017 on Little River #25.
Click here for a presentation from February 5, 2020 on Little River #25.
The District is involved in multiple projects each year, focusing on the conservation of our local community. Below are projects currently in place. Additionally, please download our 2020 Annual Report for a full outline on this year's work.
Pollinators, such as Georgia native bees and hummingbirds, are essential for a functioning and balanced ecosystem. Over 80% of the flowering plants in the world need pollinators to successfully reproduce. Sadly, pollinator decline is a global trend. As Georgia’s largest industry, agriculture is at particular risk from pollinator decline.
To combat this decline, Fulton SWCD is partnering with the GACD to install pollinator habitats throughout the district. For more information on the program, visit the GACD website here.
Email Chy Kellog, the Pollinator Coordinator, for more information on the initiative or to request a pollinator demonstration garden in your area: firstname.lastname@example.org .