Alachua Soil and Water Conservation District

to provide the administration of programs to conserve soil and improve water quality and quantity on private lands in Alachua  County.

Established by the Florida Legislature, Alachua Soil & Water Conservation District, a governmental subdivision of the State of Florida, was established October 9, 1950 under Florida Statutes 582 by local residents for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the wise use, management and general conservation of the County’s soil, water and related natural resources. The District is committed to preserving and enhancing the quality of life in Alachua County through conservation of its natural resources.

The Alachua Soil & Water Conservation District works closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) creating ways to conserve water, prevent soil erosion, convert irrigation systems and inform the public about conservation problems.


  • Assist land owners in their efforts to secure financial assistance through Farm Bill Programs to implement conservation practices
  • Conservation education, programs and information
  • Assist growers with development of low volume irrigation systems
  • Develop and update irrigation water management plans
  • Soil surveys and historical maps
  • Local government advice and assistance
  • Youth education
  • Invasive plant control

Contact Alachua Soil and Water Conservation District

Contact Alachua Soil and Water Conservation District

Archie Matthews
Registered Agent
5709 NW 13 Street
Ste B
Gainesville, Florida  32653
Phone: 352 372-4668


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Alachua County, Florida