Anderson Soil & water conservation district

Our mission is to conserve and protect our natural resources, and to provide education to the public to encourage good stewardship of our environment. 

A Call to action

We seek to serve the community and help in any way we can when it comes to local conservation efforts! We love helping with community gardens, school programs, library programs, local farmers and anything involving natural resources!
We are always looking FOR volunteers and looking TO volunteer at community led programs.
If you or someone you know is interested in our programs or needs assistance with their own programs, please contact us! 
Anderson County Soil and Water Conservation District

Featured Programs

ASWCD offers many different educational programs, resources and volunteer opportunities for community members in Anderson County. The district is charged with meeting basic land, water, and other natural resource problems locally and is a subdivision of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).
Our programs can be seen in the boxes below:

Educational Programming

Seed Library

Anderson County Residents with a Library Card can check out up to 5 Seed Packets from our Seed Library. There are over 60+ varieties of vegetables, fruits, flowers and pollinator friendly wildflower to choose from. Click to learn more!

Educational Programming

Preschool & K-12 Programs

Each year we offer different educational programs offered to preschools, K-12 grade and homeschool/community groups. Programs are taught from curriculum such as Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree.

Educational Programming

Adult Education Programs

Let us share information on local conservation efforts, how you can get involved in citizen science programs, and more! Contact us for more information!

Events

Stormwater Education

  • Annual Barrels and Beer Event

  • Rain Barrel Programs for Local Anderson County Libraries

  • Enviroscape Model Presentations

  • CoCoRaHS Data Collection

Upcoming Library Programs

Join us for a FREE gardening program October 13th from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Anderson County Library!

During this program, you will discover the needs of most vegetables planted in our region, explore different raised bed designs for both small and large spaces, learn the benefits of square foot gardening and companion planting, and hear about the benefits of gardening including health, wellness, and personal satisfaction.

We will be reviewing the ASWCD's growing guide and you will have the opportunity to make a few take home labels for your garden!

Sign-Up on Anderson Library's Event Page

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Conservation Districts are political subdivisions of state government under the local direction of five-member Boards of Commissioners. In South Carolina, Conservation District boundaries conform to County boundaries. The Anderson Soil and Water Conservation District promotes the conservation and protection of our natural resources, as well as education on environmental stewardship for future generations.

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Seed Talk

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Local Farmers

Conservation Programs helping local farmers

Local farms around Anderson County getting help with conservation programs through NRCS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Our board meets the second Friday of every month (except July & December) at 8:30am.

All services and programs of the conservation district are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or handicap.