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Long County man named to soil and water conservation board
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ATHENS — Cecil Stafford of Long County and James R. “Bob” Monroe of McIntosh County have been elected as supervisors on the Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District Board, the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission announced.

The district oversees funding for projects that include reducing soil erosion, as well as improving sediment control, water quality and flood control in Liberty, Long, Bryan, Chatham and McIntosh counties.

Supervisors decide how conservation programs are conducted and how conservation funding is allocated within their district.

“Local decision-making ensures that soil and water conservation projects serve the best interests of local communities,” commission Executive Director Brent L. Dykes said. “We look forward to working with the district to continue improving soil and water conditions in Georgia.”

Local conservation project funding is provided by the state of Georgia, along with grants from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, USDA-NRCS and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

At the state level, the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission supports locally led districts through education, technical, financial and planning assistance and through program oversight.

A list of supervisors is available at

Information about the GSWCC and the election process is available at or by calling 706-552-4470.

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