Natural Bridge Soil and Water Conservation Districtupdated: February 2015

Natural Bridge SWCD Mission Statement:

To represent the public providing local leadership in the conservation of natural resources

Natural Bridge Vision Statement:

To be a productive and cooperative entity meeting the conservation needs of our district, acting in harmony with the environment.

The Natural Bridge Soil and Water Conservation District was formed in 1939 and is the fourth oldest district in the state. 

The purpose of the SWCD is to give citizens the structure and the capability to solve conservation problems at a local grassroots level. The idea of forming local conservation districts grew out of public concern for the conditions of our Natural Resources in the early 1930’s. Poor farming practices, abuse of farmland, and unusually harsh weather caused massive soil erosion. The incentive for such problem solving began with the Dust Bowl/Depression era when people began to realize that land and water were precious resources to be carefully managed. 

Contact Natural Bridge Soil and Water Conservation District

Robert Hickman
Conservation Specialist
40 Magnolia Square Way
Suite 5
Lexington, Virginia  24450
Phone: (540) 463-7124
Cell Phone: (540) 570-0236
Fax: (540) 463-1061


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Lexington City County, Virginia
  • Rockbridge County, Virginia

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