The mission of the Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District is to provide technical assistance to Franklin County citizens thought a balanced, cooperative program that protects, restores, and improves the use of our soils, water, and related resources.
Our monthly Board Meetings are open to the public and are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9 am in the District conference room. The next scheduled meeting will be held on March 20th 2014.
Area IV Envirothon
Our 2014 Area IV Envirothon will be held in Warren County on March 21 2014. View website for more details on this event. Area IV Envirothon.
If you are interested in creating a team for this event please contact us. The deadline for registration is February 7th 2014.
The NC State Envirothon will be held in Burlington on April 24th & 25th. Volunteers are always needed!
District Education Contests
For over 30 years Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District has participated in the North Carolina Association of Soil & Water Districts conservation contest. The contest theme is determined by the North Carolina Association and will always focus on agricultural, urban and local conservation subjects.
The 2013-14 contest theme is "The Living Soil".
Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place grade winners in each school. All 1st place school winners compete against each other for an overall County prize. County winners are submitted to the Area IV contest and compete against 10 surrounding counties. Area IV 1st place winners are submitted to the State contest in Raleigh and compete with students from 96 Soil & Water districts in North Carolina. Click on the links below for more information.
Computer Designed Poster Contest - Grade 9
Poster Contest - Grade 3-5
Essay Contest - Grade 6
Computer Designed Slideshow Contest - Grade 6
Click here for a list of the 2012-13 contest winners.
Tree Give Away
The District will participate with Cooperative Extension to sponsor a tree give away on March 15, 2014. The event will begin at 9 am and be located at the Farmer's Market located in the Shannon Village shopping center on Bickett Blvd. in Louisburg.