We serve Our Community with:

 

  • Local staff, board and funding

  • Common values, ethics and desires

  • Connections to farmers, elected officials and organizations since 1949

  • Inspiring individuals working together for a better whole

 

We encourage the wise use of Our Resources to:

 

  • Protect unique natural resources and products only found in our county

  • Balance decisions by considering economic impacts

  • Analyze science and social data, leading to

  • Intentional critical thinking and daily use consideration

 

 

We envision Our Future as bright by focusing on:

 

  • Innovative education and communication

  • Sustainable programs, funding and people

  • Striving to always improve service and impact

  • Compelling others to join our conservation efforts

 

 

 

 

OUR COMMUNITY.

At Seneca Conservation District, we believe it is our responsibility to assist the residents of Seneca County in conserving and protecting the natural resources of our local community that will inevitably make a positive impact on the larger community of the Lake Erie Watershed. Our training and expertise allows us to provide leadership to the residents of Seneca County in their efforts to make a difference for future generations. Our diverse programs provide us the opportunity to assist in the areas of farm, home and education. The staff at Seneca Conservation District is equipped to engage in all these areas to provide a sustainable future for our local community.

 

OUR RESOURCES.

For more than 60 years, the Seneca Conservation District has been an advocate of conservation, working with landowners, local, state and federal agencies to maintain healthy and productive working landscapes. The current staff at Seneca Conservation District draws on the District’s long history of helping people help the land in educating our local community on how to take care of the environment. We believe our community, as stewards of the land, has a responsibility to take care of the natural resources and preserve them for future generations. We assist by providing resources and guidance to residents and businesses seeking to adopt conservation practices in order to preserve our resources.

 

OUR FUTURE.

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.” It is our goal to ensure future generations have the same access to our natural resources as we do today. We are dedicated to conserving our natural resources by using them wisely and hope to inspire the younger generation to enjoy the world around them so they will want to be good stewards of the land as well.

Our Board of Supervisors

Seneca Conservation District is governed by a board of supervisors who are elected by the residents of Seneca County 18 years and older. Each of the five supervisors serves a three year term. The elected position is purely voluntary. They are not compensated for their time. The Board of Supervisors protects the natural resources and serves through the local issues and interests of the landowners and residents of Seneca County.