Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Our office is open 9AM-5PM M-F

703-324-1460 | TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035

Laura Grape, Executive Director

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WHAT WE DO

We promote soil and water conservation in Fairfax County and beyond. We are innovators. We promote hands-on conservation. We provide technical expertise. We develop young environmental leaders. We help you bring conservation home. We prevent pollution, reduce runoff and protect our streams and rivers.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Soil and Water News

2018 Sustainable Garden Tour site at Booker Residence

May 11, 2018
Join us on Sunday June 10 from 1-5pm for NVSWCD's annual Sustainable Garden Tour! Get inspired to create a sustainable landscape at your home, school, or business! Local residents open their gardens and share their experiences landscaping with nature in mind. The 2018 Sustainable Garden Tour highlights gardens in the Falls Church-Fairfax area. Please enjoy each garden at your own pace. Visit as many or as few as you like. Free and open to all. Learn more about the garden tour and check out a preview of this year's sites by visiting the Sustainable Garden Tour page.

Reforest Fairfax Gift Card

October 30, 2017
When you need to say thank you, consider a gift that will last a lifetime: the gift of trees. Through Reforest Fairfax, a partnership between the Fairfax County Restoration Project and Fairfax ReLeaf, five native trees will be planted for each gift you give, and a beautiful card and certificate will be sent to your recipient. By giving trees, you will be helping to ensure a beautiful and healthy place to live and work long into the future. Trees clean our air and water, protect our streams, prevent soil erosion, lower city temperatures, and boost property values. When you give the gift of trees, you're not just saying thank you; you're helping to plant our future. To learn more or to give a gift, visit Reforest Fairfax.

May 25, 2018
Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP).   Unfortunately, our statewide funds for this program have been exhausted and we are not currently accepting new site visit requests. The statewide VCAP steering committee will be applying for additional funding and new program criteria are being developed in advance of potential funding.   If you would like to be notified when information on the new program is available, please send an email to conservationdistrict@fairfaxcounty.gov. If you are reaching out on behalf of a homeowners association, civic association, or place of worship, located in Fairfax County, and are interested in projects to be completed on common property, please email conservationdistrict@fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.