The Cape Cod Conservation District was established in 1947 as a local component of state government. Its mission was to help landowners with resource issues relating to soil and water. Partnering with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, then as now, technical and financial assistance is provided in identifying and solving resource concerns on the local level, utilizing a partnership approach with other local, state and federal agencies. A volunteer citizen board governs the District.
The District is active in educational programs (most in partnerships) that instruct in soil or water resources and in promoting stewardship of these and other resources.
The Board of Supervisors meets the second Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm at the District Office at 303 Main St, West Yarmouth, MA.