**District Update**

Starting February 25th, Whitfield Wildlife Conservation area grounds will be open to the public Thursday through Saturday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm for walking. For the safety of our staff and visitors, the District Office/Visitor's Center Building and restrooms will remain closed. Informational packets about the District and adult and junior ranger programs are free and available outside of the Visitor's Center building. 

Welcome to the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District website. Here you will find information about the district,  Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area, education programs offered, upcoming news, meetings and events.  For up to date exciting announcements, news and events, Like us on Facebook!

Financial Assistance Program for FY21 -  Awards for 2020 have been made. Next cycle begins July 2021. 

Photo Credit: Marta Wood

The Dan Goodman Soil & Water and Environmental Improvement Awardees for 2020 are John Begay, Ashlyn Ahlgrim and Mellene Pablo! Congratulations to all three students and we wish you luck with your future environmental stewarship endeavors into the future! 

VSWCD Fall 2020 Newsletter
VSWCD Fall 2020 Newsletter.pdf
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VSWCD Summer Newsletter
Summer Newsletter VSWCD 2020.pdf
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Spring 2020 VSWCD Newsletter
Spring2020 Newsletter VSWCD.pdf
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Public Notice 

DUE TO THE NATIONAL, STATE AND COUNTY COVID-19 DECLARED EMERGENCY AND PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER DATED MARCH 23, 2020 LIMITING GATHERINGS TO LESS THAN 10 PERSONS,  BOARD OF SUPERVISOR REGULAR MONTHLY AND OTHER BUSINESS MEETINGS WILL NOT BE PHYSICALLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. You are invited to the Valencia Soil & Water Conservation District Board via teleconference or listening by livestream on our YouTube Channel:    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs47Tf1MnWkl8ehCIy2ykmw


Upcoming Meetings:


  • March 20th Regular Business Meeting of the Board of Supervisors starts at 9 am. We are now using Microsoft Teams for Board Meetings.
  • Tips on joining
  • Make sure you have a good internet connection
  • If you are joining by computer/laptop, you should be able to join by web or by Microsoft Teams
  • If you are joining by phone/tablet, you might have to download app to join.
  • Do a test run and join the meeting when you have a chance, even if it is days in advance. So you can make sure all your settings are set up correctly.
  • If you need help, Contact Johnny Chavez : johnnychavez@valenciaswcd.org or phone : 505-917-0657



Public comments for teleconference regular meetings will be accepted up to 5 pm Friday before the meeting.  Public comments must be provided in writing to be read by a District designate at the meeting.  Agenda provides more information on comment policy and procedures.  Thank you for your comments.



                                                            VSWCD Board Meetings:

Regular meetings of the Board of Supervisors are scheduled starting at 9am every third Saturday of the month. Starting April 2020, Board Meetings will be conducted online until further notice.


 See Resolution #4-2018 under District Documents > Reports and Resolutions for more information regarding the Open Meetings Act.

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