Hinds County Soil and Water Conservation District

Mission Statement

The Hinds County Soil and Water Conservation District works to carry out a cooperative program to conserve, improve and wisely use our land and its related natural resources for the long-term benefits for all urban and rural citizens.

What is a Conservation District?

The Hinds County Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of state government that is responsible for conserving natural resources within the county. The district, along with nearly 3,000 conservation districts nationwide, provides assistance to its citizens through cooperation with federal, state and local agencies, businesses and civic organizations.

The Hinds County Soil and Water Conservation District was formed on August 15, 1940. The district's goal is to help people in the wise management of land and natural resources by offering technical assistance and information.

The conservation district governing board is comprised of local citizens who volunteer to represent farmers, landowners, educators, businesses, land users and all citizens, young and old, in the district. The board ensures a local voice in natural resource issues.

District activities include technical field assistance, urban development projects, environmental education and information programs and recognition programs to acknowledge people who practice land stewardship, along with a variety of other services.


  • Advice on erosion problems
  • Soils information
  • Drainage problems
  • Technical support on pond construction
  • Fish pond management
  • Farm planning
  • School and civic programs (soil, water quality, conservation and others) *
  • Sammy Soil educational programs for elementary students *
  • Tree Planting Week (February; activities for adults and children) School programs for 3rd grade students *
  • Sponsors Soil Stewardship Week
  • Field days for farmers
  • Poster and essay contests for students *
  • Sponsoring organization for Hinds County Lady Landowner's League
  • Newsletter "Conservation Notes"
  • Natural Resources Field Day (Conservation Carnival) for 5th grade students *
  • Wildflower Seeds

    * denotes educational programs


Contact Hinds County Soil and Water Conservation District

Wyvette Robinson
District Coordinator
322 New Market Drive
Jackson, Mississippi  39209
Phone: (601) 965-5682
Fax: (877) 325-7071


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Hinds County, Mississippi

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