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POSTED: May 21, 2012 5:06 p.m.

Candidates for soil and water conservation district supervisor positions are being sought for this year’s general election.

On Nov. 6, nonpartisan elections will be held on the general ballot to elect soil and water conservation district supervisors in 86 counties in Georgia, including Bryan County.  District supervisors serve as unpaid state officials who represent their counties in support of soil and water conservation activities.

Conservation districts hold a minimum of 10 meetings a year and host educational events, workshops and community field days. Typical supervisor duties include:

• Working with landowners and developers to implement soil and water conservation measures on land-disturbance sites and agricultural lands.

• Distributing information about natural-resource conservation programs to youth and adults.

• Conducting public demonstrations for best land-management practices.

• Serving on NRCS local work groups to set funding priorities for federally supported programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

To qualify for the position, a nomination petition with 25 signatures from registered voters in one’s county must be turned in by noon Friday, May 25, to the county elections superintendent.

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 serve as an elected soil and water conservation district supervisor. The term of office for a supervisor is four years.

For more information, call 706-552-4470 or go to



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