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About

The Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District was formed in 1967, having originally been a part of the old Southside District.  As allowed by § 10.1-538 of the Code of Virginia, the District functions as a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is responsible for developing and implementing a program to conserve soil, water, and related resources in the 822 square miles within the boundaries of Halifax County and the town of South Boston.  The District is responsible for the administration of the Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost-Share Program, including the overseeing of compliance to practice specifications.  The District is presently governed by a seven-member board of directors comprised of local, concerned citizens who serve on a voluntary basis, without compensation.   District meetings are held the second Thursday of each month and are open to the public.

Mission Statement

To develop, to promote the proper use of, and to protect the natural resources of the District through programs of information, education and technical assistance in cooperation with other agencies.

Vision Statement

To strive to remain flexible and open-minded to accept change and face the challenges of leadership in the wise use and conservation of natural resources.

Board of Directors

  • Page Wilkerson – Chairman
  • Larry Layman – Vice Chairman
  • Bruce Pearce
  • Bobby Hall
  • Jason Fisher – VA Cooperative Extension Appointment
  • Blair Hall – Associate
  • Hudson Reese – Associate
  • Rebekah Slabach – Associate

Staff

  • Rick Brown – Conservation Specialist                                                                             email: rzbrown@halifaxswcd.org
  • Janice Jackson – Administrative/Technical Assistant                                                     email: janicejackson@halifaxswcd.org
  • Vacant– Education & Outreach Specialist                                                                        email: vacant