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Election results for Ga. Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisors

By Staff
ATHENS - The Nov. 6 Georgia General Election has resulted in Supervisors for Soil and Water Conservation Districts being elected in the following counties:<br /> <br /> Banks, Bibb, Brooks, Bryan, Calhoun, Catoosa, Charlton, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clayton, Clinch, Cobb, Coffee, Columbia, Cook, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Dade, DeKalb, Dougherty, Douglas, Fulton, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Harris, Hart, Houston, Irwin, Jackson, Jones, Lamar, Liberty, Lincoln, McDuffie, Meriwether, Miller, Murray, Muscogee, Paulding, Peach, Pierce, Pike, Pulaski, Rabun, Richmond, Screven, Spalding, Stephens, Sumter, Tattnall, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Towns, Troup, Turner, Upson, Warren, Wayne and Whitfield.<br /> <br /> The list of winning candidates is available by clicking on the link below.<br /> <br /> More information is available at http://gaswcc.georgia.gov/2012-district-supervisor-elections .<br /> <br /> In each of these races, individuals qualified to be placed on the ballot in their respective counties for the November election by submitting a petition and filing a financial disclosure form . Elected Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Supervisors serve a four-year term. Eligible candidates must be a registered voter of the county in which he or she runs. A person cannot hold another elected office in Georgia and also be an elected Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor.<br /> <br /> Conservation District Supervisors make decisions on how conservation programs are conducted and how conservation funding is allocated for the purpose of enhancing soil and water resources on private lands within their district. This task is accomplished through:<br /> <br /> *Building sustainable Georgia agriculture by voluntary implementation of scientific soil and water conservation practices.<br /> *Reducing soil erosion and sediment control.<br /> *Certifying professionals to meet Georgia's standards for land-disturbing activities to reduce the amount of erosion from urban development sites.<br /> *Assisting farmers in determining their farm water use.<br /> *Encouraging landowners to protect water quality and provide natural habitats.<br /> *Conducting research and providing funding and technical expertise on Georgia's water supplies, dams, and river basins to ensure continued water availability for Georgia's citizens. <br /> <br /> Information about the GSWCC is available at www.gaswcc.org or by calling (706) 552-4470.
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