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  • 2,224.9 forest and farmland acres have been included into Conservation Management Plans to protect natural resources
  • 140 Wake County Landowners attended the 11th annual Keeping the Farm Workshop in 2016. More than 30 agriculture-related partners helped organize and conduct this workshop.
  • $391,609 in cost share funds were encumbered to implement conservation practices with completed designs per NRCS Engineering Technical Specifications and Guide.
  • 48 cost share contracts were written to address natural resource problems and to improve water quality. Local businesses and contractors installed the conservation practices.
  • 1,047.55 acres of Conservation Best Management Practices were installed to protect and improve water quality in Wake County’s Neuse and Cape Fear River Basins.
  • 319 professionals, consultants, and community partners worked with staff leverage resources for many conservations, education, volunteer programs, soils evaluations, and construction site investigations in Wake County.
  • 5,613.65 tons of Sediment prevented from reaching water courses by completed conservation practices in Little River, Falls Lake, Marks Creek, Swift Creek, and other important watersheds.
  • 427 site visits were completed by District Staff to Wake County Farms and rural property to evaluate natural resource problems
  • 3,298 citizens were assisted with environmental information to increase landowner and homeowner understanding of erosion and nutrient loading problems. Youth and families were engaged in environmental education programs and projects emphasizing pollution prevention through personal stewardship of Wake County’s resources.
  • 66 Educators were trained in Environmental Education to maximize potential outreach training to 27,008
  • 1,396 Volunteers removed 15,425 pounds of litter from the Environment and diverted 5,660 lbs. of recyclable materials out of the main Wake County landfill. This gave way to cleaner streams, lakes, and wetlands through Soil and Water Conservation Departments coordination of the Wake County Big Sweep Program.
  • 3,526 hours of donated volunteer services saved Wake County $76,840.

Thank YOU for supporting the Wake Soil and Water District for over 70 years! These records from 2016 support how much you can help clean up the environment!

Top Ten “The Living Soil” poster winners in 2017
Robin Hammond, Friends of Wake SWCD Founder, receives the national Friend of Conservation award from the National Assoc. of Conservation Districts.
2012 NC Envirothon Enloe High School Winners
Sheila Jones, the Environmental Education Coordinator honored with “Outstanding Volunteer Award,” after her 29th year of wonderful service
2016 Farm Family of The Year Award- to Tandy Ogburn Farms being presented by Thomas Dean (Chairman of the Board)