East Maricopa NRCD

Conservation Practices

  • Soil Conservation

  • Conserving and Restoring Wetlands

  • Protecting Groundwater Resources

  • Rural & Urban Conservation Education

Primary Resource Concerns

  • Soil Erosion

  • Water Availability, Quantity, & Quality

  • Flooding Damage

  • Educational Programs

District Contact Information

Marnie Hunt, Clerk

marnie@emnrcd.org

(603) 402-3092

District Meeting information

Meeting details vary.

Please contact the District directly or visit the District's Website for more information.

About the District

East Maricopa Natural Resource Conservation District (NRCD) is located in the Maricopa County and includes 13 cities. The mission of the East Maricopa NRCD is to provide technical assistance and education for conservation of natural resources to rural and urban land stewards. The District does this by:

  • Implementing farm conservation practices to keep soil in the fields and out of waterways
  • Conserving and restoring wetlands, which purifies water and provides habitat for birds, fish, and numerous animals
  • Protecting groundwater resources
  • Planting trees and other land cover to hold soil in place, clean the air, provide cover for wildlife, and beautify neighborhoods
  • Helping developers and homeowners mange the land in an environmentally sensitive manner
  • Providing natural resource education which encourages conservation efforts

Board Members

  • Scott Loughead, Chairman
  • Jason Rowley, Vice-Chairman
  • Trever Hall, Treasurer
  • Chris Fredman, Supervisor
  • Chip Young, Advisor

District Highlights

Desert Willow Conservation Education Center

East Maricopa NRCD educates and encourages implementation of good conservation practices to ensure the land will be preserved for future generations. Recently the East Maricopa NRCD began participation in a new water conservation management program. The District also sponsors the Desert Willow Conservation Education Center.

The Desert Willow Conservation Education Center’s vision is a community that is aware of the best practices for conservation, resource management, and land stewardship and that through their knowledge take positive action to preserve our environment and way of life.

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