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

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.

Redbud tree blossoms

March 23, 2018
We are sold out of all pre-order seedlings for the 2018 Seedling Sale! Thank you for your support of this year's native plant Seedling Sale.  The seedlings this year have been tremendously popular and we have completely sold out of the pre-order seedling packages--that's more than 600 seedling packages! Although we are not able to order more packages, we sometimes have extra individual seedlings for sale on the pickup days (April 20 and 21). If the seedlings you want are available, they will be sold for $2 a "stem" on a first-come, first-served basis. We sometimes have full packages available as well. If available, they will be sold for $17 (Shrub and Small Tree package) and $12 (Tree package), also on a first-come, first-served basis. We will accept cash or checks only on the day of the sale. The pick up begins at 9:00 am on Friday, April 20, at the Packard Center, 4022 Hummer Road, in Annandale. Arriving at or near starting time on Friday will give you the best selection. For those who have already placed orders, you may pick them up on Friday, April 20, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., or Saturday, April 21, 9:00 a.m.-noon, at the Packard Center, 4022 Hummer Road, in Annandale. There are still Plant Nova Natives guides and pre-made rain barrels for sale: Order Online Now! The Shrub and Small Tree Package includes two each of: Witchhazel False Indigobush Serviceberry Silky Dogwood Spicebush The Tree Package includes two each of: Redbud Pawpaw Shortleaf Pine or Loblolly Pine

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.