Soil & Water Conservation District

The Orange County Soil and Water Conservation District offers technical, financial and educational advice to Orange County landowners and operators. We provide technical consultation on erosion control and water quality issues on agricultural farmland and non-agricultural lands.

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NC Agriculture Cost Share Program applications are now be accepted.  An initial sign up will be held through August 21, 2021 for those landowners and operators wishing to request technical and cost share assistance on practices. To apply, please contact Kenny Ray or Todd Roberts  via email or by phone at (919)245-2750.  

Orange Soil and Water Conservation is a Division of the Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks, and Recreation - DEAPR.

Eligible landowners may qualify for state or federal financial assistance.

Additional Information

Visit our Department website for more information. 

  1. Agricultural Service
  2. Non-Agricultural Services
  3. Other Related Services

Agricultural Related Services

  • Animal Waste Management Plans
  • Conservation Assessment and Planning on Agricultural Lands
  • Nutrient Management Farm Plans
  • Riparian Restoration along streams
  • Sediment and Soil Erosion on Agricultural Lands
  • Stream Bank Stabilization/Stream Protection Systems
  • Voluntary Agriculture Program and Farmland Preservation Program
  • Water Quality on Agricultural Lands

Additional Information

Agronomists, engineers, soil scientists, and other specialists from local, state, and federal agencies work closely with the Soil and Water Conservation District Staff to answer your questions. Please contact us with any questions.