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Contact Information

  • Randy Willis, District Administrator
  • (828) 465-8950
  • Contact via email
  • Main Location:1175 S Brady Ave, Suite 302 Newton, NC 28658

Soil & Water Conservation District

The Catawba Soil and Water Conservation District's mission is to ensure a quality urban and rural environment with clean water, protected soil resources, properly managed forest and wildlife, and an environmentally, economically and culturally viable agricultural community.

We work with state, federal, and local agencies such as the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Carolina Land and Lake Resources Conservation and Development, Division of Water Quality, Corp of Engineers, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Farm Service Agency, NC Cooperative Extension, NC Forest Service, etc., on natural resource concerns.

Board meetings are held the first Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the first floor meeting room of the Agricultural Resources Building at 1175 North Brady Avenue, Newton, NC 28658.

Randy Willis
District Administrator
(828) 465-8950

Blake Henley
Soil Conservation Technician
(828) 465-8950

Leia Hamlyn
Education Coordinator
(828) 465-8950

Julia Elmore
Claremont, NC
(828) 302-4954

Brandon Bowman
Claremont, NC
(828) 217-3120

William (Bill) Shillito
Newton, NC
(828) 322-1505

David Caldwell
Sherrills Ford, NC
(828) 244-4116

Steve Killian
Hickory, NC
(828) 256-9142

Jim Propst
(828) 464-1382

Julius Johnson
(828) 464-1382