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Homer Soil & Water is proud to welcome Monica Kopp as our new Agriculture Program Coordinator!!! 🌺🥦🐓 Welcome to the team, Monica!! 

 



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Learn about Local Food!

Check out Homer Grown on KBBI AM 890. It's a local show on gardening, agriculture and all things that grown on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Interviews with local experts and farmers, it's all about the community transmission of knowledge. 

Check out what our local farmers grow and how they grow it in the Growing Local Food survey that interviewed dozens of local farmers.

Check out our in-depth survey of restaurants and institutions that will help show what they look for in quantities, varieties and quality when Buying Local Food.


 

 

We've moved!

After decades in the "blue bank building," NRCS and Homer Soil and Water are all moving into the Frontier Building between ACS and Remax on Pioneer. As of December 2017, our new address is 432 E Pioneer Ave.  Homer Soil and Water will be in the office on the left, NRCS will be on the right, where Tech Connect used to be.

Come say hi!

Below is a list of goals for the coming fiscal year, identified by the Board of Supervisors.  Our Annual Plan of Work, outlining our goals and objectives, and how we aim to accomplish them, can be viewed by downloading this document.  

 

  • Goal 1:  Encourage incorporation of landscape systems into the planning process at any scale.
  • Goal 2:  Maximize use of best management practices to protect water and soil related resources.
  • Goal 3:  Work with partner agencies to assist in the protection of salmon habitat. 
  • Goal 4:  Promote and support sound management and protection of wetlands on non-federal lands on the Kenai Peninsula.
  • Goal 5:  Provide support for agricultural activities in the Homer District.
  • Goal 6:  Further the Homer District’s Invasive Plant Program.
  • Goal 7:  Provide educational opportunities and materials to assist the public in making informed decisions regarding resource management.

We value your civil rights.  It is the policy of the Homer Soil and Water Conservation District to recruit, hire, train and promote for all job classifications without regard to a person’s race, religion, color or national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood or any other impermissible characteristic as defined by law when the reasonable demands of the position do not require distinction of the aforementioned items.

Homer Soil and Water Conservation District has projects for which we need people with specific qualifications.  We will be hiring for several positions, both part-time seasonal and part-time permanent. 

  1. Field Technician
  2. Agriculture Program Coordinator

For more information check out the Employment Opportunities tab on this website, e-mail Info@HomerSWCD.org or, call 907-299-4920. If you happen to have qualifications and interest in any of these kinds of jobs, feel free to give us your information. Just e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to Info@HomerSWCD.org

Stay tuned as these job postings become more concrete.

Homer Soil and Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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Homer Soil & Water staff are working from home to honor social distancing protocols. You can reach out to us by phone or email at anytime. We're here to help.

  • Phone: (907) 299-4920
  • info@homerswcd.org

Contacts by program

Invasive species: katherine@homerswcd.org

Soils: jessica@homerswcd.org

Natural resources: rivers, wetlands, habitat: devony@homerswcd.org

Local food systems or Ag in the Classroom: nicole@homerswcd.org

Moose Habitat Enhancement Project: mattjames@homerswcd.org

District manager:  kyra@homerswcd.org

Visit our Facebook page for the latest webinars, ag news, invasive weeds to look out for, or just to see what we've been up to.


Curious about our 2021 Anchor River Streambank Restoration Project? Click here to read our latest article.

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