What Is A Conservation District?

Soil and water conservation districts are governed by a seven member volunteer board. Supervisor positions on the board are elected by the land owners of the district, with the allowance of two appointed positions. Board members may serve two years by appointment or election.

 

Edgewood SWCD Boundaries

 

 

How Are Conservation Districts Funded?

Through a resolution, districts may hold referendums to vote for a mill levy for the property owners of the district. A mill levy is one mill of one third of the property's net taxable value (i.e. property valued at $100,000.00 would be assessed 33.33 per year mill levy). The mill levy is assessed at the county tax assessor's office and provided to the District on a quarterly basis.

 

Other sources of funding for the Edgewood Soil & Water Conservation include grant programs that the District is able to obtain, cooperative funds with other agencies, and in-kind contributions.

East Mountain Residents,

 

We have been experiencing persistent smoke in our area due to  the fires on the West Coast.

There are several websites and phone apps available for you.

 

The air quality index is a good place to monitor the air and how the smoke is impacting it. On your smart phone, or wherever you get your apps, search for the app called 'Weather'. It is a blue icon with the sun partially covered by a cloud. Load this app, then type in your location. In the lower left corner of the location you are in, click on the 'The Weather Channel' symbol. Now you can scroll down to where the air quality index number is located. Then, go to this site: air quality index charts. Using the number that the weather app gives you, this will allow you learn what the activity advice is for that level and what you can safely proceed with, healthwise.

 
Always make yourself familiar with the various sources of information concerning conditions in our area. Local news sources are reporting the wildfire activity in our area and across the Western US. Stay informed, remain vigilant, be prepared!
 
Thank you for your cooperation and support.

 

EMIFPA

Fire & Emergency Management 

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Upcoming

Board Meeting

Thursday

October 1, 2020

10:00 AM

via teleconference

Dial-in Number:

1-844-474-0925
Passcode:
51558314

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