Barnwell Soil & Water Conservation District
Our Mission is to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment by promoting wise land use practices, environmental education, and technical assistance.



To provide educational opportunities on natural resources and conservation to the general public, which includes but is not limited to: students, clubs, organizations, businesses and units of government


To assist citizens, units of government, and agencies with natural resource issues


Strengthen existing and develop new partnerships

The purpose of the Barnwell Soil & Water Conservation District is to be responsible to the citizens of the district in matters involving resources conservation, to promote wise and responsible use of natural resources, to develop and implement programs to protect and conserve soil, water, farmland, woodland, wildlife, energy, and riparian and wetland resources. The BSWCD also strives to provide quality environmental education for visitors, students, and teachers of all ages. The programs that we offer, at no charge to the public, are dedicated to the natural resources within the district for the benefit of our citizens.


We seek to serve the community and help in any way we can when it comes to local conservation efforts! We love helping with community gardens, school programs, library programs, local farmers and anything involving natural resources!
We are always looking FOR volunteers and looking TO volunteer at community led programs.
If you or someone you know is interested in our programs or needs assistance with their own programs, please contact us!


Local Farmers

Conservation Programs Helping Local Farmers

Local farms around Barnwell County getting help with conservation programs through NRCS


Our board meets the third Monday of every month (except July & December) at 7:00pm.

All services and programs of the conservation district are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.

Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government under the local direction of five-member Boards of Commissioners. In South Carolina, Conservation District boundaries conform to County boundaries. The Barnwell Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the conservation and protection of our natural resources, as well as education on environmental stewardship for future generations.