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

For Students and Teachers

Envirothon Competition - 5-member teams of high school students test their environmental science knowledge in aquatics, wildlife, forestry, soil science, and a special topic that changes each year.

Youth Conservation Camp - Students from across Virginia attend this week-long to enhance conservation knowledge, learn from experts in the field, and enjoy the outdoors. Held on the Virginia Tech campus.

College Scholarship - An $1000 scholarship is available to high school seniors or college freshmen planning to study conservation or environment-related fields. March deadline.

Science Fair Awards - We provide organizational awards to students who have done outstanding investigation on topics relating to local natural resources.

Enviroscape Model and Classroom Kits - Borrow one of our classroom kits to use with students or scouts, including the popular Enviroscape watershed model.

Poster Contest - Open to K-12 students, the conservation poster contest theme changes each year.

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.

Fairfax County Stormwater Programs

Fairfax County Stormwater offers numerous educational programs for Fairfax County students. 

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