Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District
101 North Market Street * St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Phone 740-526-0027 * Fax 740-526-0032
Mission Statement: To educate and assist present and future landowners in the wise use of our soil and water resources.
Belmont SWCD is hiring for a full-time Administrative Assistant. Cover letter, resume, and 3 references are due February 8, 2016 by 4:00 p.m. Job description below.
Belmont SWCD is a new local sponsor for LAEPP -
Belmont County farmland owners are now able to participate in ODA's Clean Ohio Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program (LAEPP). LAEPP provides funding to farmland owners for placing an agricultural easement on their property. The purpose of this program is to preserve Ohio's farmland and ensure agricutltural production within Ohio. The easement limits the use of the land to predominately agricultural use. Monies are issued up to 75% of the appraised value of a farm's development rights. Payment caps have been set at $2000.00 per acre and $500,000.00 per farm. These easement transactions are recorded on the property deed and transfer with the land to successive owners. Eligible farms must be at least 40 acres or 25 acres may be eligible but must be adjacent to already preserved land and the land must be enrolled in CAUV and the Agricultural District Program through the Auditor's office.
Applications are now being accepted, contact our Ag Technician, Samantha Ackerman for more information.
Belmont SWCD will be sharing some exciting news in the near future!
Check in with us again VERY soon!
NACD 2016 Poster Contest
Deadline May 2, 2016
Ohio River Cruise sponsored by Belmont, Harrison and Jefferson SWCD's - Get your tickets today!!
The Belmont SWCD Board of Supervisors has approved meeting dates for 2016:
January 11, 2016
February 8, 2016
March 14, 2016
April 11, 2016
May 9, 2016
June 13, 2016
July 11, 2016
August 8, 2016
September 12, 2016
October 10, 2016
November 14, 2016
December 12, 2016
All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at the office of the Belmont SWCD.
Any meeting time/day changes will be published on this site and via press release to local papers.