New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District

We are here to serve the community in several ways: to bring environmental education to any interested class, group or organization, to assist public and private land owners with storm-water management, and to aid the community in open lands preservation and conservation.

To learn more about your District click here to read our mission statement and learn more about Soil & Water Conservation District history and your local Board of Supervisors.

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RECURSOS EN ESPANOL

Upcoming Events

Dec
7
Wed
Monthly Board of Supervisors Meeting
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

The New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold all monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. unless otherwise noticed.

All meetings will be held in Conference Room 118 of the New Hanover County Government Center, located at 230 Government Center Drive in Wilmington, and are open to the public.

Meeting dates include:

  • July 6, 2022
  • August 3, 2022
  • September 7, 2022
  • October 5, 2022
  • November 2, 2022
  • December 7, 2022

For additional questions, agendas or more information, residents may contact Dru Harrison at drharrison@nhcgov.com.

 

Dec
8
Thu
Monthly Rain Barrel Sale
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
60 and 80 gallon rain barrels are available for purchase and pick up on the 2nd Thursday of each month between 9:00am and 4:30pm. The sale is located at the New Hanover County Government Center. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. The barrels are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Made in North Carolina Rain Barrels
60 gallon barrel – Special Price of $90.00 (Normal Retail Price $119.95)
80 gallon barrel – Special Price of $110.00 (Normal Retail Price $139.95)
Unable to attend the sale in person? Call (910) 798-7130 or email soilwater@nhcgov.com to schedule an appointment for purchase and pick up on a date the works for you!
Jan
4
Wed
Monthly Board of Supervisors Meeting
Jan 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

The New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will hold all monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. unless otherwise noticed.

All meetings will be held in Conference Room 118 of the New Hanover County Government Center, located at 230 Government Center Drive in Wilmington, and are open to the public.

Meeting dates include:

  • July 6, 2022
  • August 3, 2022
  • September 7, 2022
  • October 5, 2022
  • November 2, 2022
  • December 7, 2022

For additional questions, agendas or more information, residents may contact Dru Harrison at drharrison@nhcgov.com.

 

Jan
12
Thu
Monthly Rain Barrel Sale
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
60 and 80 gallon rain barrels are available for purchase and pick up on the 2nd Thursday of each month between 9:00am and 4:30pm. The sale is located at the New Hanover County Government Center. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. The barrels are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Made in North Carolina Rain Barrels
60 gallon barrel – Special Price of $90.00 (Normal Retail Price $119.95)
80 gallon barrel – Special Price of $110.00 (Normal Retail Price $139.95)
Unable to attend the sale in person? Call (910) 798-7130 or email soilwater@nhcgov.com to schedule an appointment for purchase and pick up on a date the works for you!
Jan
31
Tue
Conservation Contest – Public Speaking Event Entry
Jan 31 all-day

Public Speaking Contest Information:

  • Eligible Grades: 6th thru 12th Grades
  • Open to all public, private, and homeschool students in New Hanover County
  • Open to student clubs (i.e. 4-H, FFA) in New Hanover County

Learn more: https://soilwater.nhcgov.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Public-Speaking-Contest-Poster-1.pdf 

We are looking for creative interpretations of just what it means when we say “Water: The Cycle of Life.” Students are encouraged to learn more about the water cycle and then use their creativity to tell others through their speech.

Important Dates:

  • School & Classroom Contests: Dates determined and contests facilitated by teachers and schools. The names of the 1st and 2nd place winners in each grade level should be reported to soilwater@nhcgov.com by January 31, 2023 at 5 p.m. for entry into the District Contest.
  • District Contest: February 22nd, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the New Hanover County Arboretum, followed by lunch and Award Ceremony

District Contest Prizes:

  • There will be a 1st and 2nd place award in each grade category.
  • 1st Place Winners: Will receive a $25 gift card, an Awards Certificate
  • 2nd Place Winners: Will receive an Awards Certificate

 

Soil and Water Conservation: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 100 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7130 • Fax 910-798-7282
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