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Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties Local Workgroup

Resting in the hands of our local community members is the future of our valuable natural resources and the decisions that are made to conserve, enhance and sustain the integrity of soil, water and air quality throughout North Carolina. Conservation of our resources can not be achieved by one group, government agency or the individual – it takes cooperative conservation.

Cooperative conservation starts first with the active involvement of the individual community member who helps to identify the resource needs of the community. Community involvement helps local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assess and prioritize resource concerns on a community level. Local natural resource priorities help direct technical and financial assistance decisions that NRCS and SWCD make throughout the year.

Locally led conservation efforts are successful with the help from our residents. Please, become involved in locally led work groups. Locally Led Work Group Meetings is being for Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick and New Hanover counties on August 16 at 9:00 am at the Whiteville Service Center in Columbus County. The public is encourage to participate.