About the Southwest Conservation District
The Southwest Conservation District is a non-profit conservation agency established in 1946. We work with other public and private agencies, as specified under Public Act 74-325, for the protection of land and water resources to improve the quality of life for all in the Fairfield and New Haven County area. Our activities are financed by individual, municipal and corporate contributions, as well as corporate and federal/state grants. We also fund conservation activities through our Earth Day tree and shrub seedling sale.
We are governed by a seven-member board of volunteer supervisors and staffed by an acting executive director, full time environmental analyst/natural resources conservationist and field volunteers and interns. We work in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. We identify and remedy soil erosion, sediment control and water conservation concerns to assist the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner.