The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District is looking for candidates to run for the Board of Supervisors. Any Ross County resident over 18 can run for the volunteer position.
The Board coordinates conservation projects in Ross County and supervisors should be somewhat familiar with best management practices to prevent soil erosion and protect water quality. Potential candidates can find information on the soil and water conservation district website which is www.rosscountyswcd.org.
The deadline is June 7th, 2020.
“This is a great way to get involved in your community and have a say in how conservation efforts are directed,” according to District Administrator, Bob Neal. “Even with the pandemic crisis we’ve seen the state maintain funding for the burgeoning H2Ohio program. That shows how important conservation and water quality projects are and will continue to be in the future.” The district encourages farmers, other agriculture professionals and anyone with an interest or expertise in conservation to run as a candidate.
The volunteer position is a three-year term. Supervisors meet monthly and supervise the district conservation office and technicians who work to assist producers and property owners control drainage, reduce tillage, promote wildlife habitat, implement farm bill programs, and support a whole range of conservation initiatives such as pollinator preservation.
The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District has been assisting farm producers and property owners with conservation practices since 1947.
Ross County residents can request free technical assistance for drainage issues and other conservation questions by calling the district office at 740-772-4110 (extension 116) or visiting www.rosscountyswcd.org online.