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The Albemarle (Pasquotank) Soil & Water Conservation District Board and staff have the responsibility of developing and carrying out a program of both conservation and protection of soil and water resources to prevent loss of valuable topsoil and degradation of water quality.

Department Services

  • Works closely with the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service and other cooperating agencies to assist and educate all landowners in proper use of the land as it relates to soil and water conservation. 


  • Provides services to farmers, homeowners, developers, and others.  Click here for a list of additional services.


Staff consists of a District Administrator, District Technician, NRCS District Conservationist and NRCS Technician. Operating funds are providing by federal, state, and county sources.

The District Board of Supervisors meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday at 7:00 PM. The meeting is open to the public and citizens interested in conservation are encouraged to attend.

FALL 2015 Newsletter


Contact Information

Dianne Watts, District Administrator
Brian Lannon, District Technician
Jimmy Munden, NRCS Technician
1023-5 US 17 South
Elizabeth City, NC  27909
Phone:  (252) 338-6353 ext 3
Fax:  (252) 338-5637
Email:  wattsd@co.pasquotank.nc.us

Pasquotank Soil & Water District Supervisors:
Steve Harris, Chairman
Brian Stallings, Vice-Chairman
Maurice Berry, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer
Rodney Johnson, Associate

The Pasquotank Soil & Water Conservation District office is located at 1023 US 17 South 
(Beachtree Professional Center) Suite 5.


Office Hours
Monday - 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Thursday - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



Services Provided to:

Farmers –

  • NC Agriculture Cost Share Program (NCACSP)
  • Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
  • Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
  • Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)
  • Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
  • Wetland Reserve Program (WRP)
  • Erosion control assistance
  • Drainage assistance including ditch layout
  • Conservation tillage information
  • Animal Waste System design
  • Soils information

Homeowners –

  • Erosion control assistance
  • Assistance with drainage problems
  • Recommendations for grass and ground covers
  • Soils information

Groups & Clubs –

  • Conservation Education Programs

Prospective Landowners –

  • Soils information

Units of Government –

  • Erosion control information
  • Soils information for land use planning
  • Prime and important farmland maps
  • Resource Conservation and Development projects
  • Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP)

Schools –

  • Sponsor Resource Conservation Workshop for students at NCSU, Raleigh
  • Conservation education programs and materials
  • Erosion control assistance
  • Soils Training
  • Sponsor Poster and Essay Contests
  • Sponsor Environmental Awareness Field Day
  • Conduct Forestry Contests
  • Conduct Land Judging Contests
  • Envirothon Contest (Coastal & State)