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

Hands-On Conservation

We like to get our hands dirty, whether it's through build-your-own rain barrel and tumbler composter workshops, homeowner conservation projects, our native tree and shrub seedling sale, sustainable garden tour or volunteer opportunities for stream monitoring and storm drain education.

Conservation Assistance Program - Technical assistance and funding for homeowner conservation projects, including rain gardens, native plant conservation landscaping, dry wells, and more. Assistance is also available for homeowner associations and places of worship.

Seedling Sale - Native tree and shrub seedling packages available each spring for under $20. Trees and shrubs help cleanse water, prevent soil erosion, provide habitat, cool our climate and clean our air.

Rain Barrel Workshops and Sales - Capture the rain! Attach a rain barrel to your downspout to reuse in your yard. Save money with our DIY workshops or pre-made sales.

Build Your Own Tumbler Composter Workshop - Turn your kitchen scraps into gardener's gold. We provide materials and tools for these DIY workshops.

Sustainable Garden Tour - Get ideas and inspiration for your home, school, or place of worship landscape. Homeowners showcase their rain gardens, porous pavers, green roofs, rain barrels, edible landscaping, native plant gardens, and more.

Storm Drain Volunteering - Contact a community association, obtain approval, learn how to properly affix the storm drain labels, and help us spread the word: Only Rain in the Storm Drain! Storm drain connect directly to our backyard streams and parks.

Volunteer Stream Monitoring - Crayfish, caddisflies and more! See what stream bugs can tell us about the health of our local water resources.