A Brief Look at the Long History of Soil and Water Conservation in Northern Virginia

In 2015, the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), located in Fairfax, celebrated its 70th anniversary of responding to northern Virginia’s various soil and water issues, particularly those caused by the area’s widespread and intensive growth and development over the past several decades.  “70 Years of Conservation Leadership,” in the Fall 2015 issue of the District’s newsletter, Conservation Currents, takes a brief look back at the history of the District, which originally served not only Fairfax County but also Loudoun and Prince William counties, both of which established their own SWCDs in 1971.

The article is available online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/newsletter/seventy-years-conservation.htm; or contact the District at 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035; phone (703) 324-1460, TTY 711; e-mail: conservationdistrict@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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