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.


2016 Farm To Table Conference

December 7th and 8th at Blue Ridge Community College

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Build Your Own Rain Barrel at our December Rain Barrel Workshop!

Tuesday December 13, 2016
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Broadway High School Ag Department
269 Gobbler Drive
Broadway,VA 22815
 
During this workshop participants will
-Convert a heavy plastic pickle barrel into a functional rain barrel
-Learn how to install and maintain a rain barrel
-Learn how they impact local waterways
-Learn their in water conservation and water quality protection

Click here to register online!


Stockpile Forage Field Day-Pasture Walk

Stockpiling and Strip Grazing to Extend the Grazing Season and Build Soil Health

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Time: 10:00 am-12:00 noon

Location: Tralee Farm 8022 Rockingham Road, Warrenton, VA 20186

 

Featured Speakers:

J.B. Daniel, NRCS Forage Agronomist

Dr. Alan Franzluebbers, USDA-ARS

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New Septic System Repair Funding Available for Rockingham County Residents!

Having issues with your septic system? The Shenandoah Valley can provide you with funding to fix problems with your failing septic system!

Click here to learn more about funding to maintain or repair your septic system


Shenandoah Valley SWCD’s Annual Report

Click here for the SVSWCD’s Annual Report 15-16


7 Virginia Wildlife Species are Returning From Decline Due to Clean Water & Conservation Efforts

Click here for news article on Potomac Conservancy website


Rain Barrels

The SVSWCD is currently selling pre-made rain barrels!

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Check out our cover crop displays!

Our 2016 Fall Cover Crops are in full swing. Check back through out the season for updates!