Announcements

Annual Report Now Available

The NNSWCD’s FY 2019/2020 Annual Report is now available. Please click here to read about our successes over the fiscal year and how we are dealing with COVID-19 to keep the public and our staff safe. 

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Fall Newsletter Available

The Fall 2020 edition of Conservation Around the Neck has been mailed out, but you can read all about the NNSWCD’s busy summer right now if you click here.

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Summer Newsletter Available

The Summer edition of Conservation Around the Neck is available now. Click here to catch up on our latest news.

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Spring Newsletter Available

The Spring edition of Conservation in the Neck is now available on our website. Please click here to view.

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Annual VASWCD Poster Contest

"Where Would We Bee Without Pollinators?" is the 2020 theme for the Annual VASWCD Poster Contest.  This contest is open to all students in grades K-12. Northern Neck students will submit their entries to the NNSWCD office in Warsaw by October 1, 2020. Posters must be 8.5 x 11 or larger. 

Click here for the entry form and a complete list of contest rules.

Please contact Kathleen Watson at kathleen.watson@nnswcd.org for questions. 

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Summer Camp Update

The 2020 Youth Conservation Camp has been cancelled, due to public health concerns associated with the Covid-19 virus.  

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NN Conservation District Adds New Scholarship Opportunity

The Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District (NNSWCD) announces that there are now three $1,000 scholarships available to Northern Neck students majoring in or intending to major in any course curriculum related to natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies. These scholarships are intended to promote and encourage the education of Virginia citizens in technical fields of natural resource conservation and/or environmental protection.  All applications are due in the District office in Warsaw by Friday, March 13, 2020 at 4:30PM.

The JC Berger Conservation Advancement Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 was established in 2013 and is open to students with permanent residency within Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster, or Westmoreland counties, who will begin a full time, first year college curriculum in natural resource and/or environmental studies. The NNSWCD will select the winner for this scholarship from applications it receives, and the scholarship will be administered through the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Education Foundation (VASWCDEF).

The James Edward Minor Ag Stewardship Award, in the amount of $1,000 was established in 2019.  This scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate college students, with permanent residency within Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster, or Westmoreland counties who are enrolled in a college level curriculum in natural resources and/or environmental studies. The NNSWCD will select the winner for this scholarship from applications it receives, and the scholarship will be administered through the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Education Foundation (VASWCDEF).

The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts Educational Foundation Scholarship is offered on a statewide, competitive basis by the VASWCD. Four $1,000 scholarship recipients will be chosen from applicants submitted from SWCDs across Virginia.  Each SWCD is to select one student entering college as a freshman in 2019, or a current freshman applicant and forward the application to the VASWCD office for consideration. Four applicants from among the 47 statewide conservation districts will be awarded the scholarships. Applicants must demonstrate an active interest in conservation. Selection will be based on scholastic ability, leadership qualities, and educational goals

Applicants may compete for both scholarships but must fill out EACH scholarship application form. Scholarship guidelines and applications may be filled out, printed and mailed to the NNSWCD office. All required paperwork such as original transcripts must be included in the application packet. Applications are due Friday, March 13, 2020. Late applications will not be considered. For additional information, contact Kathleen Watson at kathleen.watson@nnswcd.org or at (804) 313-9102, ext. 105.

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Winter Newsletter Now Available

Winter edition of Conservation Around the Neck is available now. Click here to see the latest District news.

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Fall Newsletter

The Fall issue of our newsletter Conservation Around the Neck is now posted. Please click here to read the latest news.

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Annual Report

Our FY2018/19 Annual Report is now available. Click here to take a look.

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Summer Newsletter

The Summer 2019 edition of our newsletter Conservation Around the Neck is now available. To view a PDF version, please click here

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Spring 2019 Newsletter

The Spring 2019 Newsletter is now available online. Click here to read.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

Date of Election of Soil and Water Conservation District Directors Notice of Filing Nominating Petitions, Declaration of Candidacy & A Certificate of Candidate Qualification

An election of Directors for the Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District will be held in the general election on November 5, 2019. The District encompasses the Counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland, which includes any incorporated towns therein.

Candidates for elected directors must reside within the boundary of the county (includes incorporated town(s) within the county) which such candidates shall represent upon election. Two* directors shall be elected to represent all the citizens within each county, which includes incorporated towns within the county.

Persons who wish to file as candidates for the office of district director must fully complete and file the requisite nominating petition, statement of qualification, and declaration of candidacy with the general registrar of the county where the candidate resides by 7:00 p.m., on June 11, 2019.

For further information contact your local registrar’s office, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website at www.elections.virginia.gov or contact the Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District office:

P.O. Box 220
5559 Richmond RD, Suite B Warsaw, VA 22572
(804) 313-9102, x101 www.nnswcd.org

* Three directors shall be elected when the SWCD is comprised of one city or county.

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Two Summer Camping Opportunities Available!

Check out Youth Conservation Camp (July 7-13, 2019) NNSWCD will sponsor up to two Northern Neck students who would like to attend.  

Camp Woods & Wildlife (formerly Holiday Lake Forestry Camp) will take place June 17-22, 2019. NNSWCD has funds available for sponsorships for up to two students who would like to attend.  

Click here for information on both camps and details on how to apply

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Annual Report

Our 2017/18 Annual Report is now available to view on our website. Click here to read.

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Scholarships Available

Two $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors (Class of 2019) who have applied to or will be enrolled in an undergraduate program majoring in a field related to natural resource conservation or environmental studies. Click here for details

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Winter 2019 Newsletter Now Available!

The Winter 2019 edition of Conservation Around the Neck is now available here on the website.  Click here to view.  Hard copies will be out in the mail next week!

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Deadline Extended

Because of excessive rainfall in Virginia, the Extreme Acts of Nature Policy for SL-8B contracts has extended the deadline for late cover crop planting until November 29, 2018. Note, this only applies to late cover crop planting. Please report your planting to Aaron Saunders, Conservation Specialist, at the District Office. 

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Fall 2018 Newsletter Now Available

The Fall 2018 edition of the Conservation Around the Neck in now available online. Click here to read about our newest staff members, important Ag. deadlines and more!

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Poster Contest

"Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home" is the theme of this year's National Association of Conservation Districts' Annual Poster Contest. Click here for general information on the contest. Click here for the NNSWCD's local entry form.

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Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter Available

2018 Newsletter
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Winter 2017 Newsletter Available

The latest edition of our newsletter is now available. Click here to see what the District has been working on and read about upcoming events.

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Schlolarships Available

Attention students planning to major in Natural Resources, Conservation or a field related to the environment, please note that District and State Association 2018 scholarship guidelines and applications are out!  Please click here for information or to apply. 

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2016-17 Annual Report Now Available

Our 2016-17 Annual Report is now available! Click here to read about milestones and accomplishments from FY 16/17.

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Chesapeake Bay Commission Releases New Policy Report

The tri-state legislative Chesapeake Bay Commission (CBC) has released its new policy report on agriculture technical assistance, “Boots on the Ground: Improving Technical Assistance for Farmers”. The report documents the escalating need for more technical assistance to guide farmers in planning and installing pollution control practices.   The VASWCD served as the voice of the Districts in discussions and during the development of this report.

As noted by Commission Chairman State Representative Garth Everett (R-PA), “With the overwhelming amount of reliance on agriculture to help clean up the Bay, there simply aren’t enough ‘boots on the ground’ to provide the help needed to farmers to get the job done.”  The importance of adequate and dedicated funding for local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to support the strong farm conservation efforts cannot be overstated.

To read the report, please click here

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New Fall 2017 Newsletter Here

The Fall 2017 edition of the District’s newsletter, Conservation Around the Neck is now available online.  Please click here to view.

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Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter

 

2015-2016 Annual Report

 

Clean Water Farm Awards Presented

 

We All Need Trees

 

Fall 2016 District Newsletter now available.

 

Naylor's Beach Boater Safety PSA

 

JC Berger Inducted into Hall of Fame

Access Flier for TMDL Informational Meeting

 

 

 

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