Agency Partners

York River & Small Coastal Basin Roundtable
The York River and Small Coastal Basin Roundtable promotes place-based coordination and collaboration on watershed issues of mutual concern and interest.  In doing so, it enhances the understanding, support, communication and adoption of best management practices that reduce nonpoint source pollution, ameliorate watershed habitat and improve water quality in local waters and the Chesapeake Bay, helping the Commonwealth achieve its water quality improvement goals.
https://www.vims.edu/cbnerr/roundtable/index.php


Rappahannock River Basin Commission
As stated in Section 62.1-69.27 of the Code of Virginia the mission of the RRBC is: “To provide guidance for the stewardship and enhancement of the water quality and natural resources of the Rappahannock River Basin.  The Commission shall be a forum in which local governments and citizens can discuss issues affecting the Basin’s water quality and quantity and other natural resources.  Through promoting communication, coordination and education, and suggesting appropriate solutions to identified problems, the Commission shall promote activities by local, state and federal governments, and by individuals, that foster resource stewardship for the environmental and economic health of the Basin.
https://rrbcnews.wordpress.com/home/


Department of Conservation & Recreation
DCR’s soil and water conservation staff administers nonpoint source pollution control programs required by state law. They include nutrient management, resource management planning, shoreline erosion advice, and the administrative, technical and financial support of Virginia’s 47 soil and water conservation districts.
www.dcr.virginia.gov


Natural Resources Conservation Service
NRCS works in collaboration with Three Rivers SWCD to provide Producers with programs that offer incentives for adoption of conservation practices to address natural resource concerns involving soil, water, plants, and animals.
www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/va/home/


Virginia Department of Forestry
The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) works to ensure that forests and the waters that flow from them are protected today and for future generations. Conserving forest land is a major concern of Virginia landowners. We offer tools and resources to help landowners achieve this goal.
www.dof.virginia.gov


Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD)
The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) is a private nonprofit association of 47 soil and water conservation districts in Virginia and is classified accordingly as a 501©(5). It is a voluntary, nongovernmental association of Virginia’s districts. The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and its Educational Foundation, a 501©(3), provides and promotes leadership in the conservation of natural resources through stewardship and education programs. It coordinates conservation efforts statewide to focus effectively on issues identified by local member districts. Our mission is to serve and strengthen soil & water conservation districts in the stewardship of natural resources.
www.vaswcd.org


National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD)
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work with millions of cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on private and public lands in the United States.
NACD’s mission is to promote responsible management and conservation of natural resources on all lands by representing locally-led conservation districts and their associations through grassroots advocacy, education and partnerships.
The association was founded on the philosophy that conservation decisions should be made at the local level with technical and funding assistance from federal, state and local governments and the private sector. As the national voice for all conservation districts, NACD supports voluntary, incentive-driven natural resource conservation programs that benefit all citizens.
www.nacdnet.org


Department of Environmental Quality
Meeting Virginia’s environmental challenges is a cooperative effort that involves communities, businesses, Virginia residents, educators, vendors and many more. DEQ collaborates with these partners to enhance the quality of our environment and to strengthen the role everyone plays in environmental protection.
www.deq.virignia.gov


Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Cooperative Extension’s credible experts and educators share university knowledge, information, and tools you can use every day to improve your life.
https://ext.vt.edu/

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