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.


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"Conserving tomorrow beginning today"
Hendry County Board of County
​ Commissioners
www.hendryfla.net/government

© HSWCD

Tel: 863-674-5700​


Conservation District
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.
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PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR BOTH LARGE AND SMALL FARMS FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:  JIM SUTTER-DISTRICT CONSERVATIONIST- NRCS (863)674-5700​ Ext. 101
CONTACT INFORMATION
Soil Conservation....(863)674-5700
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-Secret​​ary/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