Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) is a political
subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its boundaries are
the same as those of Fairfax County. Founded by citizens concerned
about conserving natural resources, NVSWCD is one of 46
conservation districts within Virginia and currently serves an
area with more than a million constituents. NVSWCD is governed
by a five-member board of Directors. Three directors are elected
in a general election every three years, and two, are appointed
by the NVSWCD board.
Our mission is to lessen the impact of urban/suburban activities
on our land and water resources in Fairfax County - vital components
of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We achieve this through effective
leadership, technical assistance, and outreach programs in collaboration
with government, industry, and the public.
NVSWCD provides technical expertise and education in the
conservation and protection of the county's soil and water and
other natural resources. Located in the Potomac River Watershed,
and including 30 sub-watersheds, our unique programs complement
and support those of Fairfax County.
Technical assistance includes such areas as:
and outreach programs include: