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

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1:00PM, The 2019 Sustainable Garden Tour will be held Sunday, June 9th from 1-5…

Soil and Water News

2019 Sustainable Garden Tour Site

May 20, 2019
The 2019 Sustainable Garden Tour will be held Sunday, June 9th from 1-5 PM, featuring rain gardens, native plant landscaping, rain barrels, backyard wildlife habitat, edible gardens, composting and more. Local residents open their gardens and share their experiences landscaping with natural resources in mind. This year's tour will feature gardens from homes, schools, libraries, and churches in the Vienna-Oakton area. Hidden treasures and verdant landscapes await you! Please enjoy each garden at your own pace. Visit as many or as few as you like. No RSVP is required. Free and open to all! Learn more: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/sustainable-garden-tour

January 2019 Conservation Currents

January 1, 2019
The first monthly edition of Conservation Currents in 2019 has been released for January! Read about Eva Rama's NVSWCD internship experience and learn about great Conservation Assistance Program projects with January's Conservation Currents. Click here to download January's Conservation Currents as a pdf.

August 25, 2018
The enrollment period for VCAP (Virginia Conservation Assistance Program) site visit applications for private property owners located in Fairfax County, City of Alexandria, and City of Fairfax is now CLOSED. Thanks for all the applications! CAP site visits requests for HOAs and places of worship in Fairfax County will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. Interested in knowing when the program is open again? Please email conservationdistrict@fairfaxcounty.gov with your contact information to be informed of when the next round for site visit request applications will be open.