Conservation district receiving comments for strategic plan

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Jul 11, 2012 - 12:53 PM

The Tidewater Soil & Water Conservation District will hold a meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Hampton Inn in Gloucester to receive comments to help form its strategic plan.

According to district manager LaVerne Calhoun, the strategic plan must be updated every four years. The new plan will cover the years 2013-2016.

Comments from interested citizens will be appreciated, Calhoun said, and a free breakfast will be offered. Participants are asked to comment on administration of Best Management Practices (BMPs), educational programs related to the Chesapeake Bay Act, and on the agency’s outreach measures, among others, she said.

The public can review TS&WCD’s current strategic plan online at Interested person may also request a copy of the plan be mailed by calling 693-3562, ext. 5 or e-mailing

In other district news, Calhoun said the TS&WCD board will hold its July meeting immediately following the strategic planning session. The board has changed its August meeting from Aug. 22 to Wednesday, Aug. 29.