Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District
2741 Penn Avenue
Suite 3
Marianna, FL 32448

PH:   (850) 372-4793
FAX:   (850) 482-7952

The 1930's Dust Bowl disaster spurred the U.S. Congress to declare soil and water conservation a national policy and priority in 1935. To elicit the active support of land owners on a local level, soil and water conservation districts serving conservation needs at a county level were created to work in partnership with the federal government. Today there are approximately 3000 conservation districts nationwide involved in efforts as varied as their conservation needs and the local citizenry that they serve.

The governing body of a soil and water conservation district consists of five elected supervisors. The office of a soil and water conservation district supervisor is nonpartisan and district wide. Candidates are elected in a general election to a 4-year term. Vacancies are filled by appointment by the remaining supervisors until the next general election. Supervisors receive no monetary compensation for their services.

The Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District was established effective July 20, 1987 as an independent special district in accordance with the provisions of the Soil and Water Conservation Law, Chapter 582, Florida Statutes, originally enacted by the Florida Legislature in 1937. This action was taken by the Florida Department of Agriculture, in concert with the Florida Department of State. The District received it's charter in 1988. The Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District operates as a governmental subdivision of the State as evidenced by its certificate of due organization on file with the United States Department of Agriculture.

The Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District was organized for the purpose of providing procedures for assisting landowners with agricultural issues related to the conservation of natural resources. As a subdivision of State Government, we have the ability to seek, utilize and coordinate financial and technical assistance from all available sources, be they local, state or federal, so that all people will have a better environment in which to live. It is our goal to identify present and future needs for the conservation protection and development of natural resources within Jackson County. We are prepared to exercise, within our boundaries, public powers as authorized by law, as amended and supplemented.

It is our hope that Jackson County becomes a strong "Conservation Community", a group of informed citizens and agencies who work together to protect our natural resource base by providing education and information about critical local natural resource issues. It is a pleasure and an honor to serve you and to help raise conservation awareness within Jackson County, Florida.

For information regarding any of our services and/or funding opportunities, please contact Alisha Dunaway @ (850) 482-1240 ext 13.

District: Jackson Soil & Water Conservation – Monthly Board Meeting Agenda

April 7, 2022

2741 Penn Ave. – Clover Room

8:00 A.M.

Call to Order

Prayer & Pledge

Welcome guests and public attendees

Approval of agenda

Approval of March Minutes

FCSA Request                                      Terri Keith and Andrea Albertin

BMP Report                                         Garrett Williams

FDACS Report                                      Steven Fulford/Chris Denmark

NRCS Report                                        Chris Menhennett for Brendaly                                             

UF/IFAS Report                                   Doug Mayo                                        

AFCD Report                                       Charlene Meeks

MIL Report                                          Rex Patterson

Any guests that have joined us:       Report/Request                         

Business Analyst & Financial Report   Alisha Dunaway                                 

District Coordinator Report                Peggy Gilley                           

Supervisor reports:

            Group 1                                   Mack Glass                 

            Group 2 and Vice Chair           Greg Hall                    

            Group 3 and Treasurer           Tom Stadsklev            

            Group 4                                   Steve Basford             

            Group 5 and Chair                  B.E. ‘Sonny’ Davis Jr.  

Old Business:                                       MOA’s with HCSWCD & NRCS

                                                               Local Work Group

                                                      Bill 1078             

New Business:                                     Thank you letter 

Announcements:                                 Next meeting May 5, 2022

                                                            UF/IFAS 2741 Penn Ave. Marianna - Clover Room    


Contact: Peggy Gilley 850-372-4793 (office)

Anyone wishing to have a "LINK" or contact information placed on our website, please contact Peggy Gilley at (850) 372-4793.

***Jackson County Board of County Commissioners (Jackson County, Florida) - Jackson County BOCC

***Florida Conservation District Employees Association - FCDEA

***Association of Florida Conservation Districts - AFCD

***National Association of Conservation Districts - NACD

***Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Office of Agricultural Water Policy - FDACS / OAWP

***United States Department of Agriculture / Natural Resources Conservation Service - USDA / NRCS

Florida website

***Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences / University of Florida Extension - IFAS / UofF
Jackson County, Florida IFAS Extension Office

***Northwest Florida Water Management District - NWFWMD

The Water Management District's cost-share program is focused on the Jackson Blue Spring BMAP area but is fairly robust within that area. All information (map, brochure, application, etc.) is available at:

Or you may contact:
Northwest Florida Water Management District
Angela Chelette
(850) 539-2650/ FAX (850) 539-2777

​Revenue and Financial Information

The Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District does not collect or impose taxes, fees, or any charges for services rendered. We are a Non Profit Organization.  

FISCAL YEAR:  October 1 to September 30
Tentative Budget FY 2021 / 2022 (Final Adopted Budget Requested)

Click  http://www.jacksoncountyfl.net/images/stories/Docs/budget/tentative%20FY16-17%20Budget.pdf  to view the JSWCD's working budget for the current fiscal year. Scroll through the Jackson County BOCC Budget. 

To view the special district's Annual Financial Report (required by Section 218.32 (1) (g), Florida Statutes):

To view the Special District's Audit Report for the most "recent" fiscal year, please visit:

The next general meeting of the Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District:




April 7, 2022

8:00 a.m.

University of Florida IFAS Jackson Co.      Extension Office
2741 Penn Ave
Marianna, FL. 
Clover Room

If you plan to attend our meeting and/or have an item(s) that you would like placed on the Agenda, please contact:

Peggy Gilley
District Coordinator
(850) 372-4793

   Board Meetings have been scheduled monthly
every first Thursday
at UF/IFAS Extension-Clover Room
8:00 a.m. CST.