Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District is made up of a volunteer board of five commissioners, two appointed by the state and three elected in the general election. Three associate commissioners volunteer their experience and expertise to the board of commissioners.
Alan A. Ulmer, Jr. Chairperson (A)
Claude E. McLeod, Jr. Vice-Chairperson (A)
Denise M. Parsick, Secretary/Treasurer (E)
Luke Inabinett, Commissioner (E)
Don Sanders, Commissioner (E)
Art Holland, Associate
Carol Murphy, Associate
Howard Heckrotte, Associate
Shelby Berry, District Manager
Pam Floyd Education Coordinator
Debby Way, Education Specialist
Phyllis Atkins, Community Health, Safety & Trails Specialist
Cindy Jani, Education Specialist
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We are the local county partner for USDA- NRCS, Natural Resources Conservation Service. USDA-NRCS provides Farm Bill Programs and technical assistance for agriculture producers in Beaufort County.
Our Commission is guided by SC DNR Land Conservation Division and they help with technical & education assistance.
Our USDA-NRCS District Conservationist helps many agricultural producers in Beaufort County practice good conservation methods that preserve soil and protect water quality. They are "Helping People Help the Land". See link below to find out more about Farm Bill programs.
SC Department of Natural Resources leads the conservation districts throughout the state to advise them on policies and procedures according to state law.
Coastal and local DNR staff help with education programs, training, and on the ground conservation such as oyster restoration projects.
We are now at Beaufort County's Crystal Lake Park on Lady's Island Drive on the corner of Rue du Bois. See map below.
Crystal Lake Park is a passive Beaufort County park. The views are outstanding and the trail to the lake is being extended to make a path around the lake.
Several species of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, trees, plants and of course insects can be seen at Crystal Lake Park. Salt water comes into the lake making it brackish and it is not unusual to see a shrimp, small crab, or saltwater fish.
An Egret rests on a railing after our rare lowcountry snow.