Conservation Highlights

Conservation Workshop Scholarships

RCW Scholarship Presentation

The Pitt County Soil and Water Conservation District board awarded the Resource Conservation Workshop Scholarship to Mackenzie Mills. The Resource Conservation Workshop will be held at NC State University during the week of June 23-June 28, 2019.  Since the age of four, Mackenzie has worked with horses. Her essay, “Conservation is Key” displayed her interest in conservation and preservation of our natural resources. The district board presented Mackenzie with a scholarship certificate for all expenses while attending the workshop. Participants stay on campus during this week of intensive study. The conservation subjects covered are soil science, wildlife, recreation, fish management, forestry, forestry management, soil and water.  Exams will take place on the last day of the workshop. Awards and scholarships will follow. Please contact Carolyn Garris at 252-902-1746 if you would like information or you are a high school student interested in attending next year.

Pitt Soil & Water Projects

Landowners and users in Pitt County have benefited through technical assistance provided through our district on the following: Assisted Pitt County landowners and land users with drainage problems, developed 49 state cost share contracts with landowners allocating over $167,524 for installation of best management practices. We have closed one abandoned animal lagoons this year, and assisted with confined animal operations on Waste Management Systems. Initiated a watershed study group to address issues associated with storm water runoff and it's effects on Swift Creek and Fork Swamp watersheds. Conducted three agriculture watershed assessment on 303d impaired streams.