Warren Soil & Water
                       Conservation District
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Brief History

Warren County was organized January 4, 1938 as part of Fishing Creek Soil Conservation District. In January, 1961, the Fishing Creek SCD Supervisors petitioned the State Soil Conservation Committee to amend the boundaries of the Fishing Creek Conservation District. Warren then separated from the original Fishing Creek District as a county unit on May 3, 1961. Thus was formed the Warren Soil & Water Conservation District.  Warren Soil & Water Conservation District boundaries are “All the lands that are within the bounds of Warren County; the town and village lots, and government owned or controlled lands excepted.”  The original board of supervisors included several well-known local names: William H. Bender, Albert S. Bugg, Walter S. Smiley and W. M. Fleming. The duties of the board of Supervisors are numerous. This board serves to oversee the activities of the SWCD meetings which are held the second Tuesday of each month and are open to the public along with developing, approving and funding long-range conservation programs that recognize the varied interests of all citizens; hold regular meetings to plan conservation work and determine community needs; determine priorities for technical assistance; manage all funds, facilities and equipment belonging to the District.  Warren SWCD serves Warren County’s 464 square miles (296,960 acres). Warren County is primarily an agricultural community with the main crops being small grain, corn, soybeans, cotton, peanuts and still some tobacco is being grown. Warren County has a strong cattle and swine producing community also. Since its conception in 1961, the Warren SWCD had assisted countless landowners in implementing conservation programs on their lands.  Conservation of our natural resources is a continuous responsibility of each of us. We have learned that it is a lot easier with the support of local citizens, our local elected officials and our educators. We believe in our jobs and in the work we do for Warren County.  That brings us to the main message of the Warren Soil and Water Conservation District:Mission: To provide leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, improve and sustain our natural resources and environment”.  Today, just as in the past, the Warren SWCD is governed by a board of five supervisors, three elected by the general public and two are appointed by the State Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Commission. Our board is made up of Chairman, Leonard J. Kilian, Vice-Chairman, Herman L. Collier, Sec/Treasurer, Leon S. Williams, David M. Hight and David B. Clary.

 

 


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