Helping Protect the Natural Resources of Wake County, NC


Mission Statement:

The Friends of the Wake Soil and Water Conservation District is a volunteer non-profit group of local citizens who support and champion the work of the District.  The Friends join the District in  its mission to protect the natural resources of Wake County.

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Protecting Wake County’s Natural Resources for over 70 years!

The Soil Conservation Act of 1935 was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Soil and Water Conservation Districts were created in every state.  They established land management practices that have lasted for generations.

‚ÄčThe Wake Soil and Water Conservation District is a non-regulatory agency that works every day to conserve soil, water, air and wildlife. The Board of Supervisors works closely with the staff to provide the citizens:

  • Planning and implementation for erosion control
  • Education in ecology and natural resource management
  • Wildlife habitat improvement
  • Technical assistance with wetland issues and wetland restoration

How We Got Our Start:

The Friends of the District was founded by a group of concerned citizens who believe the conservation work of the District is critical to the future success of Wake County.

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Friends Brochure (updated 2023)


Official organization documents

Meeting summaries

Mailing Address

Friends of Wake SWCD
c/o Wake Co. Soil & Water Conservation Dist.
4001 Carya Drive, Suite D
Raleigh NC 27610

Note: Our previous PO Box is no longer active

1 Comment

  1. Martha Brock

    Thank you for your service to Wake Citizens and farmers.