Welcome to the Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District webpage.
DASWCD's mill levy resolution was approved by the New Mexico Soil and Water Conservation Commission in June. We will be conducting a district-wide mill levy referendum on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 in order to meet the expenses of duties imposed by the Soil and Water Conservation District Act. We will be seeking an annual levy rate of 0.000092105, which is approximately 9.2 cents per one thousand dollars of net taxable real property.
Join us March 18, 2014 from 5-7pm at the Farm and Ranch Museum for our Open House regarding the Mill Levy Referendum. To download our informational brochure including polling places, click here for Documents. To view, click on the images below. The ballot language is also included below.
Ballot Language: Shall the Dona Ana Soil and Water Conservation District of Dona Ana County, State of New Mexico be authorized to impose a property tax off 9.2 cents per each $1000.00 of net taxable value of the property allocated to the District under the Property Tax Code for the property tax years 2014 to 2023 for the purpose of funding for increasing public safety through dam maintenance, dam rehabilitation, watershed management, reducing the risk of dam breaching: providing innovative programs for rain-water harvesting, water conservation, weed management, noxious weed removal, erosion control structures, brush control, open space, water desalinization; provide funds for hiring employees to administer and fund programs addressing the statutory duties of the District; develop partnerships with other Federal Agencies, Inter-state Streams Commission, Army Corps of Engineers; provide for cost-sharing for water quality initiatives, soil testing, wind breaks, rangeland improvements; increase local technical conservation knowledge base; provide training and workshops and promote the health, safety and general welfare for the people of Dona Ana County?