Urban Conservation Programs

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The SVSWCD administers both the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) and the Harrisonburg Conservation Assistance Program (HCAP.) These urban conservation programs provide financial incentives as well as technical and educational assistance to property owners installing Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) in our service area (Rockingham County, Page County and the City of Harrisonburg.) These programs can help fund: Rain Gardens, Green Roofs, Impervious Surface Removal, Permeable Pavement Installation, Rain Water Harvesting, Bioretentions and more! Click the links below for more information about each program and learn how to start the application process!

We offer Urban Conservation Programs in both the City of Harrisonburg and in both Rockingham and Page Counties. Please click the link below that corresponds to your locality for more specific information about each program:


City of Harrisonburg


Harrisonburg Conservation Assistance Program (HCAP)

Rockingham & Page Counties



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If you would like more information about these programs, please contact Chelsea Thomas at 540-534-3055 or chelsea.thomas@svswcd.org.