Soil & Water Conservation District


Kelly Gay                                            
Soil & Water Conservation District Administrator
Contact Us

Board meetings are generally held the first Monday of each month at 9:30 AM in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the rear corner of the Womack Building located at 40 Courthouse Street Columbus, NC  28722.  The public is invited.

Please note:  The May 6th Board meeting will be held at 9:30 am in the conference room of the Polk County Public Library located at 1289 W. Mills Street in Columbus.  There will be a public hearing on the budget.

Soil & Water Public Comment Policy


The Board of Supervisors and Staff at the Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District are committed to the protection, preservation, and enhancement of Polk County's natural resources by providing educational guidance and technical assistance to the citizens of Polk County.

Contact Information

Polk Soil & Water Conservation District
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 455 Mill Spring, NC  28756
Physical Address:  
156 School Rd Mill Spring, NC  28756     
Phone: 828.894.8550              

It is best to call or email before visiting the office!  We are frequently out of the office while ensuring requested services and support are being provided in the field or classroom.  Your needs are very important to us and we look forward to assisting with conservation questions and concerns.  For the quickest response, please email Kelly at 

Please note that if you are visiting the office it is located in the Mill Spring Agricultural Center.  Our entrance is at the back of the building.  There is a wooden deck that leads to a green door where you will find us.