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How much agricultural land is there in Wake County?

You may be surprised at the amount of agricultural land that still exists in Wake County. View the full-sized map and see just how much.
*Hint:  Wake County Soil and Water Conservation Department's workload covers 121,631 rural acres, which is more than the ENTIRE county of Chowan. Wake's Soil and Water Conservation Department staff has a workload greater than 54 counties in North Carolina, where Wake is ranked 46th in cash revenues for agriculture (2012 Cash receipts, NCDA&CS).
 Did you know?
  • Cost Share funds are available for conservation practices that improve water quality through State and Federal sources, only available through the District.
  • Wake Soil and Water Conservation District holds conservation easements to help families conserve farm and forest lands for their legacy.
Want more information about your Soil and Water Conservation District?
Contact Wake Soil and Water Conservation District at 919-250-1050, or stop by the office in the Wake County Agriculture Services Building at 4001 Carya Drive, Suite D, Raleigh.




  • Wake Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meetings Calendar

  • January 24: Keeping the Farm Workshop at the Wake County Commons Building, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • February 15: Farmer_Workshop_Announcement_2018_final_individual.pdfSoil Health Workshop at The Rural Center, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

  • Saturday, March 17–Saturday, March 24:  You're Invited to Swift Creek Week!  Please see the calendar of events for more information.



Know a student who'd benefit from Summer Conservation Camp at NCSU? 

Rising seniors, juniors and sophomores are encouraged to apply for a full $500 scholarship to attend the 2018 Resource Conservation Workshop June 24–29 at NCSU! High school students representing 100 counties across NC spend a week outdoors with professionals in several natural resources fields. Students also have an opportunity to win college scholarships and/or cash awards on the culminating RCW exam. Last year Wake District Board of Supervisors and Friends of Wake Soil & Water Conservation District generously sponsored four Wake County students.


Want to see what it's all about? Check out this RCW video on YouTube.  Deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Make sure to send in your application, essay, and recommendation letter by the deadline!

Wake Soil and Water Conservation District 
4001 Carya Drive, Suite D :: Raleigh, North Carolina 27610 :: Phone: 919-250-1050 :: Fax: 919-250-1000





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