Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9AM-5PM M-F

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035

Laura Grape,
Executive Director

Virginia and Fairfax County Conservation Assistance Programs

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Eligibility requirements include:

  • Properties in Fairfax County, City of Alexandria and City of Fairfax that are experiencing detrimental impacts from stormwater.
  • Property is not addressing any stormwater management requirements imposed by the jurisdiction in which the property is located.
  • New construction has a waiting period before becoming eligible.
  • The owner will agree to maintain any installed practices for ten years.


We highly encourage property owners in the following areas or circumstances to apply:


  • Little Hunting Creek
  • Dogue Creek
  • Pimmit Run
  • Cameron Run
  • Pohick Creek
  • Accotink Creek



  • Hollin Hills
  • Pimmit Hills
  • Annandale Acres
  • Chesterbrook
  • City of Fairfax
  • City of Alexandria



Special Circumstances

  • Low Income Housing Communities
  • Neighbors that are working together to resolve shared drainage and erosion concerns
  • Located in an area within their neighborhood that sits at a higher elevation



Eligible practices: 

  • Impervious surface removal
  • Conservation landscaping
  • Rain gardens
  • Dry wells
  • Bioretention
  • Infiltration


  • Constructed wetlands
  • Living shorelines
  • Green roofs
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Permeable pavement
  • Vegetated stormwater conveyances


Projects NOT eligible for cost-share funds:

  • French drain systems
  • Bulkhead or revetment projects
  • Stream restorations
  • Landscaping that does not use Virginia native plants
  • Urban nutrient management plans
  • Dog waste stations



For a complete description of eligible practices, please visit the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program webpage.

How to get started:

Submit a site visit request using this form. Staff review all site visit request forms for eligibility. Site visit requests that qualify for the program will receive a site inspection to assess the issues identified in the submitted request form.

Still have questions?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions section or reach out to NVSWCD.

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