Soil & Water Conservation

 Soil and water  
The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District develops, implements and assists landowners, government agencies and our partners with a wide range of natural resource conservation programs.

Property owners are faced with many decisions regarding land management, and we can help you meet your goals. We offer assistance with:

  • drainage and erosion concerns
  • flooding
  • pond creation and maintenance
  • forestry management
  • agricultural programs

We also provide Aerial-GPS maps of individual properties.

Don’t forget: if you are moving soil you need to consult with us about getting a stormwater permit so that you are in compliance with the Stormwater Management and Sediment Control Regulations for Richland County.

Let’s work together to keep Richland County green and clean!

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Here’s a listing of some of the events Richland Soil and Water Conservation will be hosting or attending. Go to  for details and event schedule changes.

April 1, 2 & 4: Pastures for Profit Grazing School, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Longview Center on April 1 & 2; 9 to 12 noon on April 4 for a Pasture Walk at a Richland County Beef Cow-Calf and Goat Operation.

April 3 & 4: Tree Seedling Sale in conjunction with Clear Fork FFA Alumni, April 3 at Clear Fork High School, Richland County Fairgrounds Nature Park and Planktown Market. April 4 at Richland County Fairgrounds Nature Park

April 6:  Camp Canopy Scholarship Deadline

April 14: Rain Garden & Barrel Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m., Longview Center

April 17: Pond Fish Orders Due

April 24:  Pond Fish Order Pick-Up, 10 to 11 a.m., Richland County Fairgrounds Horse Barn

May 14:  Precipitation Monitor Volunteer Training, 2:30 pm., Richland SWCD Office

June 5:  Native Plant Sale Orders Due (orders placed directly with Native Harmony)

June 10: Family Fun Festival, 5 to 8 p.m., Malabar Farm State Park.  Food, learn about pollinators & monarchs, archery, K9 unit, native plant sale pick up and more! July 9: Manure & You Workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Longview Center.  Learn about the proper application, storage, and usage of manure and other nutrients and conservation practices.

August 1:  Malabar Farm Kids Fun Day & Fishing Derby, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Malabar Farm State Park

August 8 & 9:  Gorman Nature Pollinator Festival, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Gorman Nature Center

August 9 to 15: Richland County Fair.  Enter contests, see the rainfall simulator and cover crop display, learn about trees and stormwater, watch or attend programs on various topics.  Nightly entertainment.  All free with admission to fair!

September 26 & 27:  Malabar Farm Heritage Days, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Malabar Farm State Park

October 1 to November 5: County-wide Milkweed Seed Pod CollectionOctober 9:  Pond Fish Orders

DueOctober 16:  Pond Fish Order Pick Up, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m, Richland County Fairgrounds Horse

BarnNovember 5:  Annual Celebration (Details to Come)