Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District

Protecting natural resources since 1939

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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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Rain barrels conserve water and protect surface water quality

USE A RAIN BARREL

Conserve Water

Using rain barrels can conserve water and protect surface water quality. To purchase a rain barrel from the TJSWCD for $75, contact Lauriston at 434-975-0224, ext. 107

Native plants provide pollinator habitat

PLANT NATIVES

There are Many Benefits

Native plants support habitat for pollinators and other wildlife and protect water quality. Find more details at Native Plants.

Youth Education

BUILD OUR PROGRAMS

Support our Valuable Work Right Here in Your Community

Donations can support our education and easement programs. Learn more at Donate.

Soil testing

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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Keep up with Developments

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GET TO KNOW US

Stay in the Know

Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Lauriston at lauriston.damitz [@] tjswcd.org.

Our Purpose

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 2018)

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Stormwater Pipe Outfalls Inspected