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Through education, assistance, and oversight, we help local conservation districts, landowners, and governments wisely use and maintain the soil and water resources for all Georgians.
In response to Governor Kemp’s State Workforce Readiness for COVID-19 Memorandum, GSWCC staff will not be making non-emergency site visits, attending conferences, training or any other out of the office events until further notice from the Governor’s Office. All routine duties will still be carried out in a timely and efficient manner. All staff will be available by email or phone during regular office hours.
UPDATE - 3/26/2020:
In an effort to keep our staff and the general public safe from Corvid-19 effective Monday March 30th the office will be closed to the public. This includes pick up and drop off of plans, person to person meetings and any other public activities. Mail, UPS and FedEx will be accepted.
Until further notice if you have questions about plan review receipt or scheduling please email Ben Ruzowicz, firstname.lastname@example.org or your plan reviewer. For dams or watershed questions please email Ben Hyer, email@example.com or Greg Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org. For payments or account receivables please email Karen Bruce, email@example.com ; for technical or any other questions about GSWCC please email Robert Amos, firstname.lastname@example.org; for HR questions or open records please email Andy Pope, email@example.com .
You may also email the GSWCC mailbox @ Swcd, Gaswcc firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-552-4470 and leave a message. All staff members are still working and will respond in a timely manner.
GSWCC would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, as a precaution, and to limit exposure from person to person contact, Gordon County Government will restrict public access to public County buildings and facilities. This includes the GSWCC office in the Gordon County Ag Center. GSWCC staff are still available for email or phone assistance - please contact the below staff with any questions.
Kim Worley - 706-624-1103; (cell) 706-879-0440 email@example.com
Ricky Ensley - 706-624-1105 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Walker - 706-844-7704 email@example.com
GASWCC in partnership with GA EPD and the Gilmer County Environmental Health Department are offering the Coosawattee River - Carters Lake Septic Project. This cost share program allocates funds for repair and / or replacement of failing septic systems and septic systems pump - outs. The initial round of funding will be available in August, 2020.
Application period for funding starts September 10 and ends September 30. Georgia Conservation Assistance Program (GCAP) is a partnership between the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD), Cobb County Conservation District and Fulton County Conservation District that will fund the installation of green infrastructure practices on residential properties located in Cobb and Fulton County.
GACD and the Conservation Districts are partnering with the University of Georgia to host a free virtual workshop that will provide information on green infrastructure practices and maintenance and outline the GCAP program and application procedure.. Register for this virtual workshop that will be held on September 10 at 10am and again at 6:30pm.
Cover crops provide benefits in the form of erosion control, increasing soil organic matter, retaining nutrients with roots that prevent leaching, and provide organic matter for building soil structure.
There are 357 watershed flood control dams in Georgia, and many people are not aware that they are living either upstream or downstream from a dam.
The state of Georgia is split into 5 regions, each with its own conservation districts. Find yours for contact information and upcoming meetings.
Latest EPD approved impaired streams
Learn how to reach the Office of the Governor, State Senate, State House of Representatives, state agencies, and other partners in conservation.