We are your local partner in conservation. Here’s how we can help you:
Six things you can do right now to protect our soil and water
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USE A RAIN BARREL
Using rain barrels can conserve water and protect surface water quality. Rebates may be available from your local water utility.
There are Many Benefits
Native plants support habitat for pollinators and other wildlife and protect water quality. Find more details at Native Plants.
BUILD OUR PROGRAMS
Support our Valuable Work Right Here in Your Community
Donations can support our education and easement programs. Learn more at Donate.
TEST YOUR SOIL
Be Smart with Your Dirt
Optimize your use of fertilizer and other soil amendments by testing your soil.
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The TJSWCD provides programs and services to protect our local watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay. A watershed is the land area that drains to a stream, lake or river. What happens on the land affects the water quality in the water body that it surrounds. Healthy watersheds protect water quality, and also provide benefits the people and wildlife that live there. We all live in a watershed. To find out the watershed(s) in which you live, use this interactive map from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Much of current focus of the TJSWCD is on non-point source pollution, or water pollution that runs off the land regardless of land use.
TJSWCD by the Numbers (FY 2022)
Funding to Farmers (Conservation Practices)
Funding to Homeowners (Conservation Practices)
Funding to Homeowners (Septic Repairs)
Education Program Participants
Stream Bank Protected by Livestock Exclusion
Square feet of run-off reduction achieved