Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District

Mailing Address: PO Box 2274
Lancaster, SC 29721
Office Location: 1
771 Highway 521 Bypass South
Phone: 803-286-4455, extension 100
Email: or

Our mission is to enhance awareness of natural resources by educating school children, citizens, and community leaders about conservation and environmental issues.

All programs and services of the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, age, gender, national origin, religion, handicap or marital status.

Webmaster: Amanda Roberts






Officials Of The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District:

Joe Ghent, Chairman
 Phil Cleveland, Vice-Chairman and acting Secretary/ Treasurer
Gary Moore
Diane Estridge
 William "Bill" Ardrey, Past Chairman

Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District Personnel:

Amanda Roberts, District Manager

What is a Conservation District?


Conservation Districts are subdivisions of state government that work to address natural resource concerns. The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District is committed to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Lancaster County.  

The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District consists of a board of five commissioners- three elected in the general election and two appointed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. These commissioners volunteer their time, talents, and services to help improve natural resource awareness.

For over sixty years, the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District is here to serve YOU!  Our conservation district is working for you and your community to promote wise use of our natural resources.


Check out our objectives and goals:

Annual Plan of Work

Long Range Plan of Work


Monthly meetings are scheduled on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held at the district office, which is located at 1771 Hwy. 521 Bypass South in Lancaster.

You are welcome to join us for these meetings!!

Anyone needing disability accommodations, please call Amanda Roberts at the district office no later than Thursday prior to the Monday meeting date.

Conservation District Law


Freedom Of Information Act

Here is the link to the SC State Code Of Laws for more information on it.

Title 30- Public Records

Chapter- 4

If you need to file a FOIA request for the Lancaster SWCD or Lancaster County Flood Control Lakes, please contact Amanda Robert for more information.


Affiliate Membership

You can make a difference by supporting our education program.

Donate today and become an Affiliate Member and/or a Education Advertisement Sponsor.

Sponsorship Brochure

Your contribution is tax-deductible.