**New: Educators' Guide to Pollinator Conservation**
Conservation Education Mini-Grants Available
Conservation Teacher of the Year Nominations Due 4/30/21
2020-2021 Youth Poster Contest: Healthy Forests = Healthy Communities
Seed Sanctuary - Request Seeds by Mail
Agricultural Equipment Rental
Conservation Guest Speakers and Field Trips Database
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The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD) promotes the wise use and care of natural resources for long-term sustainability. Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government under the local direction of a five-member Board of Commissioners. Three Commissioners are elected in the General Election; two are appointed by the SC Department of Natural Resources. These Commissioners volunteer their time and services to help improve natural resources conservation. There are 46 conservation districts in SC whose jurisdictions conform to county boundaries. Use the links below or at the right to learn more about our programs.
Meet our Commissioners, staff, and partners; learn how the Dust Bowl contributed to the creation of conservation districts in the United States; find information about RSWCD meetings; and search the RSWCD's print newsletter archive.
Find information about upcoming workshops and events, technical programs, and conservation projects.
We provide several programs, resources, and opportunities for Richland County teachers, environmental educators, and students which introduce youth to nature and encourage environmental responsibility.
Join us on our mission of Conservation by becoming an RSWCD volunteer or Affiliate Member, and sign up to receive news updates from the District.
Chronological record of RSWCD news and events.