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County hears from soil and water program director


The county’s Soil and Water Conservation District last year raised more than $8,000 from its rain barrel rentals and reached hundreds of adults and children through its educational outreach programs, the county Board of Commissioners was told Monday.

The board also met in closed session for about 12 minutes under attorney-client privilege. No action was taken.

The board heard from Gretta Steffens, the new program administrative officer for the Soil and Water Conservation District, during its meeting.

During her presentation, Steffens highlighted the program’s history, available resources such as the rain barrel rentals, and community service programs that are provided through partnerships with schools.  

Last year, she said, the Soil and Water Conservation District obligated more than $700,000 in conservation practices to address natural resource concerns in Cumberland County.

Keyona Smith covers Cumberland County government for CityView TODAY. She can be reached at ksmith@cityviewnc.com. Have a news tip? Email news@CityViewTODAY.com.

Cumberland County, Board of Commissioners, Soil and Water Conservation District