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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Soil and Water News

August 16, 2018
Thank you for your interest in the Conservation Assistance Program. We are happy to announce that the site visit request deadline has been extended until Friday, August 24 at 11:59pm for the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP). CAP site visits requests for HOAs and places of worship in Fairfax County are accepted on a rolling basis. Do you have a drainage and erosion problem? Are you interested in improving water quality in local watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay? Funding may be available for you to pursue these types of environmental projects at your home, HOA, or place of worship. See details here to see if you qualify for either the Conservation Assistance Program or the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program.

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.