Our Mission

To promote the wise use and care of natural resources for the benefit of the citizens of Lexington County

Today's Highlights

Bradford Pear Bounty
Tree Exchange Program

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Public Works Facility 440 Ball Park Road

Bradford Pears are of native to the US and have been widely planted in South Carolina. While the blossoms are pretty, the trees have a pungent odor and often break during storms. Even worse the, these trees directly contribute to one of the worst invasive plant species in the Southeast - the callery pear.

Property owners are encouraged to exchange up to five Bradford Pear trees for an equal number of FREE healthy, native, young replacement trees, a one-for-one replacement.

A tree exchange will be hosted by the Lexington Soil & Water Conservation District, with cooperation with Clemson Extension Service and Dominion Energy. It will be held in Lexington on Saturday, December 10th, 2022 at the Public Works Facility on 440 Ball Park Road. More information on the event location and registration will be forthcoming.

Participation Criteria

  • Pre-registration is required, once available

  • Only the property owner can register & get the trees

  • Any South Carolina resident can participate and take part in the program

  • Property owners are responsible for tree removal 

  • Take a photo of yourself with the cut tree (a selfie if you will) and bring it to the exchange event.

  • Replacement tress will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. IF your preferred replacement tree is not available at the time of distribution, you will be provided with a healthy alternative. Specific tree species cannot be reserved ahead of the event.



Beginning of Affiliate Membership Drive


Bradford Pear Bounty

Tree Exchange

For more information please visit our calendar and don't forget to check us out on Facebook.

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2023 SCACD Mid Year meeting

October 6, 2022

SCACD Mid Year Meeting

The sun was shinning, a cool breeze was blowing and LSWCD was stuck inside at a meeting.


September 28, 2022 

Agricultural Teachers' Meeting

We hosted a dinner meeting at Mediterranean Café. After a light but tasty meal, our Commissioners introduced themselves and gave a brief overview of LSWCD history and objectives. 


September 22, 2022

East Piedmont Area Meeting

LSWCD started the meeting traveling up a winding road, surrounded by lush trees, that lead up to a venue straight out of a fairytale. All five Commissioners were in attendance for the meeting and Commissioner Hensley even flew from DC.

Job Openings

The SCACD is notifying  all district offices that the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is advertising the following positions in South Carolina. The job announcements can be found at https://www.usajobs.gov/job

Soil Conservationist (District Conservationist)

GS 12, $79,363 to $103,176 per year
Closing date: 10/21/22
•    Bamberg, SC
•    Manning, SC
•    Walhalla, SC

Soil Conservation Technician

GS 4-5, $32,283 to $46,953 per year
Closing date: 10/21/22 or until 100 applications have been received.
•    Anderson, SC
•    Bennettsville, SC
•    Bishopville, SC
•    Camden, SC
•    Chesterfield, SC
•    Dillon, SC
•    Edgefield, SC

  • Manning, SC

  • Newberry, SC

  • Ridgeland, SC

  • Saint Matthews, SC

  • Saluda, SC

  • Spartanburg, SC

  • Walterboro, SC

Management Analyst
GS 9-11, $54,727 to $86,074 per year
Closing date: 10/14/22 or until 50 applications have been received

Outreach Coordinator
GS 11-12, $66,214 to $103.176 per year
Closing date: 10/7/22 or until 50 applications have been received

Civil Engineer/Agricultural Engineer (Assistant State Conservation Engineer) (STEM Direct Hire)
GS 11-12, $66,214 to $103.176 per year
Closing date: 10/14/22

Civil/Agricultural Engineer (Design Engineer) (STEM Direct Hire)
GS 11-12, $66,214 - to $103.176 per year
Closing date: 10/14/22