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Catawba Soil & Water Conservation District

Randy Willis
Contact: Randy Willis
District Administrator
Phone: (828) 465-8950
Email Randy Willis


mapAgricultural Resources Center
1175 S Brady Avenue
Newton, NC 28658

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

PUBLIC NOTICE: Board meetings held 1st Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the 3rd floor meeting room of the Agriculture Resources Center


The Catawba Soil and Water Conservation District is a local organization working with Residents, agencies and business owners to plan and direct programs for the conservation and development of natural resources.

We are charged with the responsibility of promoting soil and water conservation and establishing conservation programs in the District. The District partners with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to carry out these responsibilities.

Conservation of our natural resources is a continuous responsibility, Our goal, with the public's help, is to assure that our county's natural resources are managed wisely to ensure a quality environment now and for the future.

The Catawba Soil and Water Conservation District's mission is to ensure a quality urban and rural environment with clean water, protected soil resources, properly managed forest and wildlife, and an environmentally, economically and culturally viable agricultural community.

We work with state, federal, and local agencies such as the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Carolina Land and Lake Resources Conservation and Development, Division of Water Quality, Corp of Engineers, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Farm Service Agency, NC Cooperative Extension, NC Forest Service, etc on natural resource concerns.

  • Healthy Soils, Healthy Crops Video Series

    We are co-located in the USDA Service Center with:
    USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
    USDA Rural Development North Carolina Forest Service
    NC Cooperative Extension
    Carolina Land & Lakes Resource Conservation and Development