Hanover-Caroline Soil and Water Conservation

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Job Opening

District Conservation Specialist

The Hanover-Caroline Soil & Water Conservation District (H-CSWCD) has an opening for a full time District Conservation Specialist. The Conservation Specialist is responsible for performing a wide range of technical duties that pertain to the implementation of cost-share programs, services and outreach.

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Conservation Specialist Job Description


In an effort to maintain social distancing, the District is serving one client at a time in our office until further notice. Appointments with our conservation specialists are recommended to avoid asking anyone to wait in the hallway. 

No-till drill lease agreements and instructions can be found beside our office door for those with drill reservations. 

To reserve the drill,  please contact Kathy Shambin at 804-537-3009 or kshambin@hanovercounty.gov

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The  August 11 District Board Meeting has been canceled due to lack of agenda and action items. Click here for the Board Meeting Schedule. 


Monthly District Board Meetings are currently being held via Webex Virtual Platform and remain open to the public. For an invitation to attend, please contact District Manager, Sharon Conner, at slconner@hanovercounty.gov or 804-537-3014. Click here for the Board Meeting Schedule.


The Hanover-Caroline SWCD Finance Committee and Ag Committee meetings were held virtually on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., respectively. Recordings of these meetings may be found in the District Board Meetings section of the Forms and Publications Page 

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The Hanover-Caroline SWCD RMP TAC meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.  A recordings of this meeting may be found in the District Board Meetings section of the Forms and Publications Page  


The District's mission is to provide and promote leadership in the conservation of natural resources through proper stewardship and educational programs.

The District promotes the conservation of natural resources through initiatives that include serving as a primary resource for educational and technical assistance to local government, schools, civic groups, agriculture, and urban, transitional and business communities.


The District consists of a citizen board of elected and appointed directors and a full-time staff of conservation, education, and administrative specialists.

Director Terms of Service

Two directors are elected to represent Hanover County and two are elected to represent Caroline County. Each serve a 4-year term and are elected in the November general election. Two at-large members are appointed by the Board to serve as directors. Additionally, non-voting associate directors are appointed by the Board.

 Public Board Meetings

  • 9 a.m.
  • Second Tuesday of every month
  • USDA Service Center Conference Room
    13224 Hanover Courthouse Road
    Hanover, VA 23069

Directors and Officers