New Hanover County, NC – New Hanover County Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor and Chairman, William “Bill” Hart, was named the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Supervisor of the Year and is the recipient of the Association’s 2019 President’s Award.
Mr. Hart was recognized for his long-standing work in soil and water conservation. He helped create the Community Conservation Assistance Program, which is an incentive-based program designed to improve water quality through the installation of best management practices outside of agricultural areas. The program was signed into law in 2006, and has since become a model followed outside of North Carolina.
“I’m happy to congratulate Bill on these well-deserved awards,” said Dru Harrison, New Hanover County Soil and Water Conservation District Director. “Bill is an active and engaged board member and a model of what it means to serve the public.”
Hart has served as Director of the Nevada State Park System, as Utah Deputy State Forester and on several boards and committees dedicated to conservation in New Hanover County including Cape Fear Tomorrow, the Wilmington and New Hanover County Land Use Plan Update and Comprehensive Plan workgroup and the City of Wilmington Watershed Protection Roundtable. He has served as a board member for the New Hanover County Soil and Water Conservation District since 2002.