We are fortunate to have a lot to celebrate in natural resource conservation. Fairfax County has taken great strides forward, thanks to the tireless efforts of individuals, neighborhood associations, places of worship, organizations and businesses. At the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, we like to highlight the people who too often go unrecognized.
Each year, we present awards for our Cooperator of the Year. We often present Clean Water Farm or Teacher of the Year awards at that time as well. Students are recognized through the Envirothon program, college scholarships, and special organizational awards for Science Fair projects focusing on local natural resource questions. The Sustainable Garden Tour, Conservation Assistance Program, and Land Conservation Awards highlight homeowners, neighborhood associations, schools, places of worship, and businesses that are doing their part to reduce runoff and protect soil and water on their properties.