Welcome to the Soil and Water Conservation District. We serve as a local agency prepared to manage and conserve the soil, water and natural resources of Wayne County.

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed is a shrub-like, herbaceous perennial (but dies back to ground each fall) that can grow to 10′ in height and form dense thickets. It poses a significant threat to riparian areas.Once established, populations are extremely persistent and difficult to control. … Read More  —

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Education funding grants are available to provide assistance toward field and classroom conservation education. Any School District that participates in these co-curricular activities: Envirothon, Water  Week (April), Agricultural Awareness Month (March), or Conservation Field Days will be eligible to obtain a 75/25 cost share reimbursement grant up to $500.00 towards … read more


Congratulations to this year’s winning team from Red Creek H.S. Pictured above are advisor -Mr. Joseph Bonanno. Back Row: Jonathan Kolb, Kathryn Smith, Matthew Ubbink, Tyler DuVall, Gracie Wright.

The Envirothon is a series of interactive competitions where schools compete with each other in soil, aquatics, forestry, wildlife and the current environmental issue.  more …