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How the Soil and Water Conservation District works

 Gainesville Sun Sentinel 

How the Soil and Water Conservation District works

By Harriet Daniels
Sun staff writer

Published: Monday, November 17, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 11:32 p.m.

The Alachua County Soil and Water Conservation District collects no taxes and has no regulatory power. So just what is the mission of this elected body?

Mostly it’s to act in an oversight capacity for state-owned land. The group also serves as an advisory council to natural resource conservation groups, agencies like the USDA and water management districts.

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