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Natural Resources Conservation - Fenced Bridge

Mission Statement


The division provides Escambia County citizens with technical assistance to address land care concerns such as soil erosion, drainage issues and also assists to assure adequate water supplies, reduced energy consumption, improved air quality, and general conservation of the county's limited resources. The division partners with the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service or USDA/NRCS, to bring about conservation of land, water, and related resources. Technicians provide assistance to implement USDA/NRCS cost-share programs to local producers and landowners.

FY 2015-2016 Accomplishments

  • Secured $6.15 million in Emergency Watershed Project funds.
  • Assisted in implementing conservation cost share practices/programs for our county's farm producers.
  • Established and maintained the Escambia County Eco-Geocache Tour with over 275 individuals participating.
  • Assisted with Jones Swamp land management for a total of 92 hours.
  • Performed 4.05 acres of invasive species control along Escambia County's right of way
  • Assisted more than 380 County citizens with property erosion, ponds, historical aerials, wetlands and best management practices.

6,500,000

Dollars of Emergency Watershed Project funds secured

380

County citizens assisted with property erosion, ponds, historical aerials, wetlands and best management practices

4.05

Acres of invasive species control