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September 5, 2019by ncdea

VIRGINIA, Culpeper SWCD – A new report is looking at land conservation efforts in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and it highlights a conservation easement at a local farm.

The report showcases success stories of people who have worked to protect land, including Tom and Kim Nixon, the owners of Glenmary Farm in Orange County.

The Nixons worked with the Piedmont Environmental Council, the Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to put 372 acres of their farm into a conservation easement, protecting it from development.

The property is productive farmland as well as riparian protection along the Rapidan River and wildlife habitat.

Source: Report on land conservation highlights Orange County farm



May 16, 2019by ncdea

VIRGINIA, Thomas Jefferson SWCD – The Louisa County High School Envirothon team placed first in the second level of regional competition on April 30.

Louisa and Western Albemarle high schools represented the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. They worked well together as teams, answered skill test questions and made oral presentations to a panel of field experts.

Source: Local news in Louisa County and Lake Anna



May 11, 2019by ncdea


VIRGINIA, Headwaters SWCD – Numerous conservation practices supported by the Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) are leading to a better quality of water.

Rachel McCuller, education specialist for the SWCD, was quite upbeat in her presentation to the organization.

“We administer cost sharing programs for both agriculture and urban residential,” she said. “There are 12 management practices that local homeowners can apply for to mitigate natural resources concerns which is mainly storm water runoff.”

Source: Conservation leading to local water quality improvement


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