Marion Soil and Water Conservation District

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Farms of Environmental Distinction

Marion Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD) is sponsoring the Farms of Environmental Distinction Program to farm owners of Marion County



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Giving Back

The Water and Land Conservation Amendment is the best way to safeguard funding necessary to keep our water abundant and clean, and to protect Florida’s beaches, springs and other natural areas for future generations



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Summary of the Site

Our services run deep. Here you will be able to see most everything we do and when we do it. Use the sections below or the main menu to learn more about Marion County Soil & Water
The Board

 Regular board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Workshops are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. All meetings are held in the Ocala Service Center’s Conference Room, located at 2441 NE 3rd Street, Ocala FL 34470.

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Services

What can Marion Soil and Water Conservation District do for you?

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Farms of Environmental Distinction
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Contests
Each year we conduct contests to award to individuals and companies for a variety of topics. Check out our Contest pages to learn more.
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Giving Back
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Contact Us
There are a number of ways to get in touch with us ~ Phone, our contact form or coming by our building. We’re always glad to help.
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The Dust Bowl

The 1930’s Dust Bowl disaster spurred the U.S Congress to declare soil and water conservation a national policy and priority in 1935. To elicit the active support of landowners on a local level, soil and water conservation districts serving conservation needs at a county level were created to work in partnership with the federal government. Florida Legislature passed Chapter 582, Florida Statutes (F.S.), Soil and Water Conservation law in 1937.

The Marion Soil and Water Conservation District was established in the 1940’s and was at that time called Ocklawaha Conservation District ….

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