Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD)

Providing conservation leadership in Fairfax County since 1945



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Technical Information/Services

Solving Drainage and Erosion Problems: A Guide for Homeowners
Drainage & Erosion on Private Property
Pond Management: A private pond in Fairfax County.
Pond Management
Rain Gardens, Green Roofs and Low Impact Development (LID) Practices: Rain garden profile.
Rain Gardens & LID Practices
Soils Information: Soil core sample.
Soils Information
Stream Restoration: Man measures height of eroded stream bank.
Stream Restoration
& Stabilization
Suburban Horse Farm Management: Family gets advice at horse farm.
Suburban Horse
Farm Mgmt

Conservation in the Community

For Students & Teachers


Conservation Information/Publications

Rain Garden Design and Construction Guide - click to download. Rain Garden Design and Construction: A Northern Virginia Homeowner's Guide (PDF)
Sustainable Suburban Horse Farms - click to download. Sustainable Suburban Horse Farming
Residential Low Impact Landscaping Handbook - click to download. Residential Low Impact Landscaping Workbook
Conservation Currents, NVSWCD's Award-Winning Newsletter - click to read current and past articles. Articles on Environmental Topics from Conservation Currents, quarterly newsletter
Virginian's Guide to Yard Care - click to download. A Virginian's Year-Round Guide to Yard Care

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