NOVA Soil and Water Conservation District
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The district's annual seedling sale makes low-cost native shrub and tree seedlings available to Northern Virginia residents. Seedling packages go on sale each year in January and are available for pickup in early May. Trees and shrubs help cleanse water, prevent soil erosion, provide habitat, cool our climate and clean our air. Consider adding native trees and shrubs to your community today! Seedling sale proceeds support the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District's educational programs, such as Envirothon, the annual Science Fair and Storm Drain Labeling.
The Northern Virginia Rain Barrel Program is a regional partnership that makes low-cost rain barrels available through Build-Your-Own Workshops and Pre-Made Sales and Distributions. In addition to the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, partners include City of Falls Church, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, and Reston Association. To learn more, see: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/rainbarrels.htm
NVSWCD is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its boundaries are the same as those of Fairfax County, home to nearly one million people. Founded in 1945 by citizens concerned about conserving natural resources, NVSWCD is now one of 47 conservation districts in Virginia and approximately 3,000 nationwide. The agency is governed by a five-member Board of Directors who employ seven staff to carry out the organization's technical and educational programs.
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