NVSWCD - Our Partners
NVSWCD works with many partners, both public and private, to achieve our vision of clean streams in Fairfax County.
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the national voice of America's 3,000 local conservation districts.
The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) supports the missions of Virginia's 47 conservation districts by providing leadership and training, improving communication and providing cohesive representation to legislative bodies on natural resources issues.
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) provides financial, technical and administrative support to conservation districts. DCR is the state's lead agency for developing and implementing statewide nonpoint source pollution control programs and services. Fairfax County is served by the Potomac Watershed Office in Warrenton. Call 540-347-6420, TTY 711.
The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance (CBLA) is the state agency which provides staff support to a Local Assistance Board in carrying out the requirements of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act. At the heart of the Bay Act is the idea that land can be used and developed in ways that minimize impact on water quality.
The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) aims to protect and develop healthy, sustainable forest resources. NVSWCD works closely with a VDOF riparian specialist on stream stabilization projects and seminars. E-mail Fairfax County VDOF office.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, improve and sustain our natural resources and environment. The service unit for Fairfax County is located in Leesburg, Va. Call 703-771-8395, TTY 711.
Fairfax County is also a close partner and strong supporter of the Conservation District.