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About New River Soil & Water Conservation District

About New River Soil & Water Conservation District

About New River Soil & Water Conservation District

About New River Soil & Water Conservation District

About New River Soil & Water Conservation District

We work with the people who work the land.

We work with the people who work the land.

We work with the people who work the land.

We work with the people who work the land.

We work with the people who work the land.

Soil and Water Conservation District across the Commonwealth of Virginia assist landowners with the development and implementation of conservation practices. These conservation practices are installed through cost-share and tax credit programs that focus on water quality improvement and environmental stewardship. Not only do these practices improve our local environment, the installation and proper management of conservation practices help to improve farm operational profitability.

Soil and Water Conservation District across the Commonwealth of Virginia assist landowners with the development and implementation of conservation practices. These conservation practices are installed through cost-share and tax credit programs that focus on water quality improvement and environmental stewardship. Not only do these practices improve our local environment, the installation and proper management of conservation practices help to improve farm operational profitability.

Soil and Water Conservation District across the Commonwealth of Virginia assist landowners with the development and implementation of conservation practices. These conservation practices are installed through cost-share and tax credit programs that focus on water quality improvement and environmental stewardship. Not only do these practices improve our local environment, the installation and proper management of conservation practices help to improve farm operational profitability.

Soil and Water Conservation District across the Commonwealth of Virginia assist landowners with the development and implementation of conservation practices. These conservation practices are installed through cost-share and tax credit programs that focus on water quality improvement and environmental stewardship. Not only do these practices improve our local environment, the installation and proper management of conservation practices help to improve farm operational profitability.

Soil and Water Conservation District across the Commonwealth of Virginia assist landowners with the development and implementation of conservation practices. These conservation practices are installed through cost-share and tax credit programs that focus on water quality improvement and environmental stewardship. Not only do these practices improve our local environment, the installation and proper management of conservation practices help to improve farm operational profitability.

Learn About Local Watersheds

The New River SWCD contains four watersheds including the New River-Chesnut Creek, New River-Elk Creek, Little Reed Island Creek and the Yadkin River. The map below shows the different watersheds that are in Virginia.
 

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WHAT IS A WATERSHED?

A watershed is an area of land that drains or sheds water to a certain given body of water such as a river, lake, bay, ocean. Water flow from land can also move underground through groundwater aquifers. Every stream and smaller river flows into a specific place eventually creating the larger bodies of water. Everyone lives in a watershed; therefore, it is significantly important that we protect all waterways.

LEARN ABOUT WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR WATERSHED:

Excess Runoff

Waste management

Maintain Septic System

A major threat to water quality is an excess amount of nutrients or debris. Participation causes erosion leading to runoff in the water. This causes harmful waste in our water sources. Ways to prevent excess runoff from your property is buffer areas, rain barrels, rain gardens, & proper drainage systems.

Improper waste practices can pollute the water causing unsuitable water quality. It affects the ecosystem for fish as well as our daily drinking water and water activities. Pick up pet/livestock waste and properly dispose of it. Work with your local conservation district to learn if your eligible for cost share and how to best handle livestock waste.

The efficacy of a septic system might be decreased if excess sewage enters the drain field due to improper operation (waste in sink & toilet including harmful chemicals, grease, oil). Hazardous wastewater may then permeate into surrounding water sources without any obvious signs. Contaminating the water that we as humans use. 

If you’d like more information about protecting your local watershed, get in touch today.

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