Hendry Soil and Water Conservation District
WHAT IS A BMP AND WHY SHOULD IT BE ON YOUR LAND?
BMP stands for Best Management Practice and it is a practice or combination of practices that improves water quality in agricultural discharge. BMPs' are based on research, field testing, and expert review.
"Conserving tomorrow beginning today"
and NRCS Staff
The 2014 Farm bill provides for additional incentive-based conservation programs and increased funding of farm conservation programs through USDA and NRCS, traditional partners of SWCDs'.
In 2001 Florida established a funding source for water quality and water conservation cost-share programs, although the level of annual funding fluctuates with the economy. Some of this funding has been provided to SWCDs' (through FDACS/OAWP) to help fund the implementation of best management practices.
PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR BOTH LARGE AND SMALL FARMS FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: JIM SUTTER-DISTRICT CONSERVATIONIST- NRCS (863)674-5700 Ext. 101
Jim Sutter-District Conservationist....Ext. 101
Jorge Ruiz-Soil Conservationist....Ext. 102
Christopher Zimmerly-Soil Technician....Ext. 104
George Poole-Grazing Specialist....Ext. 106
Noreen Berden-Secretary/Office Admin.... Ext. 107
Barbara Tillis-Admin.... Ext. 100
The Hendry Soil & Water Conservation District prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs and marital or familial status. The Hendry Soil & Water Conservation District abides by the Florida Commission on Ethics.
Conservation District and NRCS Partnership
Florida conservation districts were formed as a division of state government under the Florida Conservation law of 1937 to implement locally led conservation. Conservation districts and the NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service) work closely together, sharing resources and personnel, and usually office space, to achieve conservation goals on a local level.
JIM SUTTER-DISTICT CONSERVATIONIST