Soil and Water Conservation District
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About Broward SWCD
To provide for the control and prevention of soil erosion, for the prevention of floodwater and sediment damages; for furthering the conservation, development and utilization of soil and water resources.
The Broward Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD) is a political subdivision of the State of Florida created to implement Chapter 582 Florida Statutes, in general for the purpose of “conservation of natural resources, preserve wildlife, protect lands of the state and protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the people of the State of Florida.” The BSWCD promotes leadership in the conservation of natural resources through stewardship and education programs.
PO Box 17885
Plantation, Florida 33318
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What We Do
The Broward Soil & Water Conservation District works closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) creating ways to conserve water, prevent soil erosion, convert irrigation systems and inform the public about conservation problems.
A Code of Ethics has been adopted by the district. For Code of Ethics Information. View Code of Ethics Here.
The Broward SWCD operates under Florida Statutes 582 under the Florida Legislature.
- Conservation education, programs and information, such as the BSWCD’s quarterly Lunch and Learn educational series
- Assist land owners in their efforts to secure financial assistance through Farm Bill Programs to implement conservation practices
- Assist growers with development of low volume irrigation systems
- Develop and update irrigation water management plans
- Soil surveys and historical maps
- Local government advice and assistance
- Youth education
- Invasive plant control
The annual Envirothon and Speech and Poster contests are some of the educational programs we are planning for future years.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of these programs, in having a district supervisor work with you on a project or in offering your support for our work, please contact us.
- Aquatics – water ecology, water chemistry, water quality, and aquatic life.
- Current Environmental Issues – annually selected topics such as energy sources, ground water, Gulf of Mexico environmental concerns or other current issues.
- Forestry – tree identification, tree ecology, insects, and timber.
- Soils – classification, formation, soil properties, profiles, and site suitability.
- Wildlife – habitat, identification, food, disease, and management.
Each team consists of five students. Schools can enter more than one team, but no more than six teams. The five-member teams are led by an advisor in studying prepared resource materials in the five areas including a selected current environmental issue.
Each year, the poster contest starts at the district level. Individuals and teachers with questions regarding district contests should contact their local district. To locate your local district search our state directory. District winners advance to the state level. For questions regarding state competitions, districts should contact their state association. Finally, state winners advance to the National Contest. National winners are recognized each year at the NACD Annual Meeting.
**PLEASE NOTE: Check your state poster contest sponsoring group to determine deadline and theme topic and correct poster size. Each state coordinates their own contest. Posters must follow your state’s guidelines to be eligible for the national contest.
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To view the District’s annual financial report visit the Department of Financial Services:
Get in Touch!
Broward Soil and Water Conservation District
Contact: Nancy Metayer, BSWCD Supervisor
PO Box 17885
Plantation, Florida 33318