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Conservation District



22545 Center Parkway Accomac, VA 23301-1330 757-787-0918

FAX 757-787-3769



The Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District conducted its first meeting January 4, 1946. This year, 2015, will be the District's 71st year of service in the counties of Accomack and Northampton on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We are a political subdivision responsible under state law for conservation activities in both Accomack and Northampton Counties. The District develops programs for wise use of our soil and natural resources, provides educational programs, comprehensive conservation planning for landowners, and administration of incentive programs for best management practices for agriculture.


Our mission is to provide and develop leadership in natural resource conservation on the Eastern Shore of Virginia through technical assistance, education, the promotion of cooperative programs, and meeting the needs of diverse clients.

Our Vision:

The Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District is the lead organization that provides intra-agency coordination in natural resource conservation to solve conservation problems effectively while protecting the resources, the public and the people whose livelihood are dependent upon the use of natural resources. Where resource conflicts occur, the District will strive to produce technical and educational assistance and the leadership to develop consensus among all parties involved.

Public Notice

Click here to see the Public Notice for the Election of Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District Directors in the General Election on November 3, 2015.


Click below to see the District's:

Conservation Awards 2014

Conservation Directory - A Local Resource Guide for Educators




history & climate of the Eastern Shore


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