FY 18 Annual Report

Below is a link to a PDF of the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report. For a different version of this document, please contact Courtney Murphy at 863.623.3240 or courtney.murphy@okeechobeeswcd.org. FY 18 Annual Report

2017-2018 Year in Review

The Creation of the Soil and Water Conservation Districts As a result of devastation caused by the 1930’s Dust Bowl, U.S. Congress declared soil and water conservation a national policy and priority. Over 3000 local districts across the U.S. were established to...

Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program

Every day, improperly discarded monofilament fishing line causes devastating problems for marine life and the environment. The Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District partnered with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission in 2008 to implement the MRRP in...

Agency Partnership Updates

Okeechobee SWCD participates with partnering agency to administer best management cost share funds and Farm Bill Programs. Board of County Commissioners BOCC-OSWCD FY 19 Grant Agreement Award: $43,000 Agreement Period: October 1, 2018- September 30, 2019 Purpose:...

Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices (BMPs) address water quality and quantity impacts from production activities and help maintain the environmental advantages. What are Best Management Practices? Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) are practical measures that...