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Soil and Water Conservation (Florida)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Developer
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Residential
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Schools
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Florida
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Florida’s 62 Soil and Water Conservation Districts were established in 1937 under Chapter 582 Florida Statutes. The law was based on federal model legislation to establish Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) nationwide. Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) were originally organized, for the most part, within county boundaries by landowner petition based on a need for soil and water conservation and in the interest of public health, safety, and welfare. A Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) so organized constitutes a governmental subdivision of the State of Florida. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has the authority to enact rules and regulations pertaining to soil and water conservation, but individual districts are primarily responsible for developing and enacting comprehensive soil and water conservation plans for their jurisdiction. Such plans may include the adoption of regulations pertaining to soil, water, and land use as well as to construction and development activities in the region.