About the Orange Soil and Water Conservation District
The Orange Soil and Water Conservation District (OSWCD) is a subdivision of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services (FDACS). OSWCD was created in 1946 under Chapter 582, Florida Statutes to develop and carry out various conservation and education programs. Throughout the State of Florida, individual Soil and Water Conservation Districts act as a liaison between government agencies, private organizations and the public at large in carrying out their mission.
OSWCD mission: to provide information about best management practices (BMP) to conserve and protect natural resources to private land users and water consumers.
The OSWCD board consists of 5 elected non-partisan supervisors who are non-salaried public officials. The OSWCD is not funded by any tax dollars and currently relies solely on donations for financial support
We hope you will consider supporting us with volunteer hours, with your expertise or with your financial support.