Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Fairfax County, Virginia



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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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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Soil and Water News

October 26, 2018
Are you interested in conservation? Do you want to promote a more sustainable community? Are you looking to gain experience in environmental education, create networking connections within the environmental field, and develop lasting programs and outreach campaigns? You may be a perfect fit to join the NVSWCD team as our Spring 2019 Environmental Outreach Intern! NVSWCD is seeking a spring intern that will support the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District’s award-winning spring outreach programs. We reach thousands of people and have a deep impact on many youth and adults. Programs can include classroom presentations, outdoor learning experiences, outreach events and festivals, high school Envirothon competition, rain barrel workshops, Seedling Sale, high school science fair project judging, stream monitoring, Enviroscape trainings, storm drain marking, the Sustainable Garden Tour, and more! Learn more about this paid opportunity and how to apply by reading the full application description. Please note that the application period for this opportunity ends at close of business on Friday, November 30, 2018.

November 2018 Conservation Currents

November 1, 2018
The monthly edition of Conservation Currents has been released for November! Read about NVSWCD initiatives and events, learn about September's Green Breakfast, read about the Enviroscape watershed model education program, and learn how to remove invasives with November's Conservation Currents. Click here to download November'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 with your contact information to be informed of when the next round for site visit request applications will be open.