Wealth of Information Available on NVSWCD Web Pages


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

May 6, 2004

 

Wealth of Information Available on NVSWCD Web Pages

 

Have you ever wondered if you can build a pond in your backyard or what type of soil is in your yard? Answers to these and other soil and water conservation questions are available on the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District section of the Fairfax County Government Web site.

The section, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd, has a wealth of information on how to protect soil and water resources in residents’ own backyards, the community, and in the larger watersheds, including the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. Topics include:
• Gardening, soil and trees
• Lakes, streams and ponds
• Erosion and sediment control
• Watersheds
• Pets and wildlife
• Students and conservation

The agency also provides online information about educational programs and volunteer opportunities, such as storm drain stenciling and stream monitoring, as well as technical information on a variety of soil and water conservation topics. Web site visitors will find a number of helpful publications such as “Conservation Currents,” a bimonthly newsletter for Fairfax County homeowners; “Tips on Keeping your Lawn Green and the Chesapeake Bay Clean”; “Water Quality Stewardship Guide”; and “You and Your Land, a Homeowner’s Guide for the Potomac River Watershed.”

The NVSWCD Web pages were recognized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the National Association of Conservation Districts with the 2003 Web Site AEM/NACD Award. The awards program recognizes districts that excel in communicating within their communities about conservation issues.

Founded in 1945 by citizens concerned about conserving natural resources, NVSWCD is now one of 47 conservation districts in Virginia and approximately 3,000 nationwide. The agency’s goal is to promote clean streams and protected natural resources by reducing the impact of urban/suburban activities on our land and water resources in Fairfax County — vital components of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

For more information about the NVSWCD Web pages, call 703-324-1423, TTY 711.


 

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