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

March 8, 2019
The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) seeks an enthusiastic and organized team player to serve as a technical specialist in engineering-related matters to address conservation challenges in Fairfax County.  The Urban Conservation Engineer/Urban Conservation Specialist III advises, participates in, or leads projects on erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, natural resource stabilization, protection, and restoration, and innovations in better site design and stormwater management. Learn more about this position.

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 with your contact information to be informed of when the next round for site visit request applications will be open.