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ATTENTION! Durham County Government is closing most offices to the public effective Monday, March 23, 2020. To read the detailed release about the closing, visit our news section at or Click here to access updates regarding our response to the Coronavirus



The Durham Soil & Water staff is continuing to make phone calls, and administering district programs as requested.  The office is temporarily closed to the public, but the staff is telecommuting. If you need assistance please email staff at You can also call us at 919-560-0558 or 984-260-5969.


Eddie Culberson, Director
201 E. Main Street

5th floor
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-560-0558
FAX: 919-328-6192

Hours: 7:00 AM-5:00 PM


Mission Statement
To conserve, enhance and promote the natural resources of Durham County by providing technical assistance, environmental education information and economic incentives to County citizens and by exhibiting a diversified program to meet its changing needs.

The District is a governmental subdivision of the State; a public body organized in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 139 of the General Statutes of North Carolina and is subject to the powers and restrictions as outlined in G. S. 139.
Under this law, the District has the responsibility of conserving soil, water, and related natural resources within the District boundary. The District board is made up of five Supervisors (two appointed and three elected and six Associate Supervisors).


Vision Statement
To address all natural resources on every acre in Durham County in a way that will benefit the environment, wildlife, its people, and the natural resources themselves, plus produce an environmentally conscious group of citizens who will set a trend of conserving, enhancing and promoting our natural resource base. 

2020 Durham Soil and Water Conservation District Board Meeting dates

All Durham SWCD meetings will be held on the First Monday of the month at 5:30 pm in the Soil and Water Conference Room (201 E Main St., floor 5, Durham, NC 27701) unless otherwise indicated below:

Monday, April 6, 2020 (TELECONFERENCE CALL), at 1:30 pm

Dial in number
1-646-558-8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 
623 605 086


Monday, September 14, 2020, at 5:30 pm (second Monday of the month)