About Us

Our Mission and Objectives

Entering Suwannee Soil and Water Conservation District sign

The Suwannee River Soil and Water Conservation District was organized in July 1942 under the provisions of the Florida Conservation Act of 1937 and amended by the Soil Conservation Act of Florida, Chapter 582. The name was changed to Suwannee County Conservation District (SCCD) in October of 1999. The Suwannee County Conservation District has provided conservation assistance to Suwannee County for more than 70 years, while also serving Lafayette and Hamilton Counties. They develop and administer a resource conservation program that will provide for the conservation, development and land use of natural resources. SCCD Supervisors are locally elected officials who look to the future with vision focused on identifying natural resource concerns and providing leadership to address those concerns. SCCD’s mission is to provide services needed by Suwannee County landowners to conserve, develop, and protect our natural resources by helping:

  • implement best management conservation practices
  • partner with state and federal governments to assist with conservation of natural resources
  • conserve and restore wetlands, which purify water and provide habitat for birds, fish and numerous other animals
  • protect groundwater resources
  • help producers, developers and homeowners manage the land in an environmentally sensitive manner
  • reach out to communities and schools to teach the value of natural resources and encourage conservation efforts.

1942 Creation Documents:

The Suwannee County Conservation District was approved by a referendum held in 1942 pursuant to Chapter 582, Florida Statutes:

Florida Statue 582 “District” or “soil conservation district” or “soil and water conservation district” means a governmental subdivision of this state, and a body corporate and politic, organized in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, for the purpose, with the powers, and subject to the provisions set forth in this chapter. The term “district” or “soil conservation district,” when used in this chapter, means and includes a “soil and water conservation district.” All districts heretofore or hereafter organized under this chapter shall be known as soil and water conservation districts and shall have all the powers set out herein.

For more information, please visit https://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2015/Chapter582

Our Board of Supervisors

Chairman: Andy Jackson – raj9@windstream.net
Vice-Chairman: Ronnie Lawson – rolawson@windstream.net
Secretary/Treasurer: James Williams – james.tricounty@gmail.com
Supervisor: Terry Reagan – twreagan@windstream.net
Supervisor: Larry Sessions – barbedwirefarm@hotmail.com

All of our Board Members may be reached at the email address above, by leaving a message at the office at (386) 362-2622 Extension 3, or by mail at:
1525-B Ohio Avenue South
Live Oak, FL 32064