Welcome to the Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District!
The Shenandoah Valley District is one of 47 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Shenandoah Valley District was founded in 1940 and served Augusta, Page, and Rockingham Counties and the Cities of Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro. In 1975, the Headwaters District was created and began serving Augusta County and the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro.
The Shenandoah Valley District serves the citizens of Page and Rockingham Counties and the City of Harrisonburg. The District is governed by a board of directors formed of local citizens who are either elected or appointed and serve voluntarily.
The Shenandoah Valley SWCD is now accepting applications for our 2016 Scholarship recipients. Recipients are selected based on various criteria including: academic achievement, school and community involvement, interest in natural resources conservation, as well as financial need. The District also screens applications and selects one application to forward on to the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) for consideration for one of the available VASWCD Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarships.
Deadline for Application is March 4, 2016 by 4:30
2016 Poster Contest
The 2016 SVSWCD poster contest is underway! This years theme is “We All Need Trees.” The poster contest is for Kindergarten through Twelfth grade students in Rockingham County, Page County and the City of Harrisonburg. Local contest winners will be submitted to the State Poster Contest for consideration.
Deadline for Submission is April 29, 2016 by 4:30
2016 Youth Conservation Camp
The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts sponsors a week long summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9-12) on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.
The Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors two students from Rockingham and/or Page County to attend camp.
Deadline for Application is April 29, 2016 by 4:30
2016 Forestry Camp
Department of Forestry is now accepting applications for the 2016 Holiday Lake Forestry Camp.
Check out our cover crop displays!
Our 2015 Fall/Winter cover crops are coming up nicely. Check back through out the season for updates!