Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District

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Don't miss this opportunity to recycle your old electronics - happening this Saturday in Leesburg from 9a - 3p.  Learn m...
09/15/2021

Don't miss this opportunity to recycle your old electronics - happening this Saturday in Leesburg from 9a - 3p. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3961z9z

Are some of your old electronics just gathering dust? Bring them to the next Loudoun County Electronics Recycling Event September 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Leesburg Park and Ride. Details here: https://bit.ly/3961z9z

Loudoun County students!! The Youth Conservation Leadership Institute is now accepting applications. Deadline to apply i...
09/10/2021
Youth Conservation Leadership Institute

Loudoun County students!! The Youth Conservation Leadership Institute is now accepting applications. Deadline to apply is Oct 1st. Learn more and download an application at https://vaswcd.org/ycli

Youth Conservation Leadership Institute (YCLI) is a recognition program for students in 9th- 12th grade that focuses on volunteer service and environmental stewardship. YCLI began as an expansion of Youth Conservation Camp in an effort to keep students engaged in the environmental topics introduced....

Looking to dispose of household hazardous waste?  Things like fluorescent light bulbs, dry-cell batteries (alkaline, Ni-...
09/09/2021

Looking to dispose of household hazardous waste? Things like fluorescent light bulbs, dry-cell batteries (alkaline, Ni-Cad, Lithium, rechargeable, etc, but no automobile batteries), oil-based paints and stains, varnish, paint thinner, mineral spirits, metal polish, rust remover, wood st*****rs and preservatives, furniture polish, waxes, sealants and solvents, bleach, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizer, pool chemicals and more can be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste event happening this Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Hamilton. Go here to learn more: https://bit.ly/3DQXHr8

The next #Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste collection event is scheduled for this Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Hamilton. Find details about the free event here: https://bit.ly/3DQXHr8

Got questions about recycling in Loudoun County? Check out their Recycling Guide…
08/27/2021

Got questions about recycling in Loudoun County? Check out their Recycling Guide…

Not sure about what can be recycled at the curb or at one of #Loudoun County’s recycling drop-off centers? The Loudoun County Recycling Guide can help answer your questions! Details here: https://bit.ly/3gDVm9f

Learn more about our FREE Conservation Education lessons, Envirothon, Teacher Mini Grant program and view amazing artwor...
08/20/2021

Learn more about our FREE Conservation Education lessons, Envirothon, Teacher Mini Grant program and view amazing artwork from our Conservation Poster Contest in our Conservation Education Newsletter -> https://tinyurl.com/e6wtttn2
Sign up for our Quarterly Newsletter here: www.loudounsoilandwater.com/education/conservation-education-newsletters/

Learn more about our FREE Conservation Education lessons, Envirothon, Teacher Mini Grant program and view amazing artwork from our Conservation Poster Contest in our Conservation Education Newsletter -> https://tinyurl.com/e6wtttn2
Sign up for our Quarterly Newsletter here: www.loudounsoilandwater.com/education/conservation-education-newsletters/

Check out this amazing work of art by Andrew Park of Briar Woods HS! Andrew won first place in his grade category (10th ...
08/17/2021

Check out this amazing work of art by Andrew Park of Briar Woods HS! Andrew won first place in his grade category (10th - 12th) in our Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities". Congratulations Andrew!!🎉 Thank you for communicating the importance of trees in our community with your creative poster. Visit https://tinyurl.com/3wypvn8w to see more amazing entries of our 2021 Conservation Poster Contest by talented student artists!

Check out this amazing work of art by Andrew Park of Briar Woods HS! Andrew won first place in his grade category (10th - 12th) in our Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities". Congratulations Andrew!!🎉 Thank you for communicating the importance of trees in our community with your creative poster. Visit https://tinyurl.com/3wypvn8w to see more amazing entries of our 2021 Conservation Poster Contest by talented student artists!

Congratulations to Emily Kim!  Emily, a student at Mercer Middle School in Loudoun, entered our 2021 Conservation Poster...
08/16/2021

Congratulations to Emily Kim! Emily, a student at Mercer Middle School in Loudoun, entered our 2021 Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities", and won first place in her grade category (7th - 9th) 🎉! Thank you, Emily, for communicating the importance of trees in our communities in a such a creative way! Visit https://tinyurl.com/3wypvn8w to see more amazing entries of our Conservation Poster Contest by many talented student artists!

Congratulations to Emily Kim! Emily, a student at Mercer Middle School in Loudoun, entered our 2021 Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities", and won first place in her grade category (7th - 9th) 🎉! Thank you, Emily, for communicating the importance of trees in our communities in a such a creative way! Visit https://tinyurl.com/3wypvn8w to see more amazing entries of our Conservation Poster Contest by many talented student artists!

Check out this amazing work of art by Hanna Hong of Seldens Landing ES!  Hanna won first place in her grade category (4t...
08/12/2021

Check out this amazing work of art by Hanna Hong of Seldens Landing ES! Hanna won first place in her grade category (4th - 6th) in our 2021 Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities". Congratulations Hanna!! Thank you for communicating the importance of trees in our community with your beautiful visual. Visit https://tinyurl.com/3wypvn8w to see more creative entries of our Conservation Poster Contest by many talented student artists!

Check out this amazing work of art by Hanna Hong of Seldens Landing ES! Hanna won first place in her grade category (4th - 6th) in our 2021 Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities". Congratulations Hanna!! Thank you for communicating the importance of trees in our community with your beautiful visual. Visit https://tinyurl.com/3wypvn8w to see more creative entries of our Conservation Poster Contest by many talented student artists!

Congratulations to Viraj Nimkar of Rosa Lee Carter ES!  His creative poster won the 2nd -3rd grade category in our 2021 ...
08/11/2021

Congratulations to Viraj Nimkar of Rosa Lee Carter ES! His creative poster won the 2nd -3rd grade category in our 2021 Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities". Thank you, Viraj, for reminding us of the importance of trees in our community. Visit https://tinyurl.com/3wypvn8w to see more amazing creations by many talented artists!

Congratulations to Viraj Nimkar of Rosa Lee Carter ES! His creative poster won the 2nd -3rd grade category in our 2021 Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities". Thank you, Viraj, for reminding us of the importance of trees in our community. Visit https://tinyurl.com/3wypvn8w to see more amazing creations by many talented artists!

Thank you to all of the amazing artists who showcased the importance of trees by entering our 2021 Conservation Poster C...
08/10/2021

Thank you to all of the amazing artists who showcased the importance of trees by entering our 2021 Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities". Today we would like to celebrate the winner of our K - 1 grade category, Vaibhav Vadrevu of Waxpool Elementary School. Great job Vaibhav! Visit https://tinyurl.com/3wypvn8w to see more!

Thank you to all of the amazing artists who showcased the importance of trees by entering our 2021 Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities". Today we would like to celebrate the winner of our K - 1 grade category, Vaibhav Vadrevu of Waxpool Elementary School. Great job Vaibhav! Visit https://tinyurl.com/3wypvn8w to see more!

"The next #Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste collection event is Saturday, July 31, at Lovettsville Elementary in...
07/27/2021

"The next #Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste collection event is Saturday, July 31, at Lovettsville Elementary in Lovettsville. Loudoun residents can bring their household hazardous waste to the event free of charge. Details here: https://bit.ly/3BL4QIC"

The next #Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste collection event is Saturday, July 31, at Lovettsville Elementary in Lovettsville. Loudoun residents can bring their household hazardous waste to the event free of charge. Details here: https://bit.ly/3BL4QIC

Learn how to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly!
07/26/2021

Learn how to stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly!

Help slow the spread of Spotted Lanternfly! Not sure how to help? Check out our website for more information using the following link: https://www.loudoun.gov/spottedlanternfly

The Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-Share program year started July 1, 2021.  If you are an agricul...
07/20/2021
Agriculture | Loudoun SWCD

The Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-Share program year started July 1, 2021. If you are an agricultural producer in Loudoun, this program can help you implement practices that will improve your farm’s productivity while protecting water quality and reducing soil erosion. Visit our website and contact a Conservation Technician to learn more - http://www.loudounsoilandwater.com/programs/agriculture.

Agricultural BMP Cost-Share (VACS) Program “Conservation districts serve as the front line, the boots on the ground, when it comes to implementing agricultural best management practices,” said Dr. Kendall Tyree, Executive Director of the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Distri...

Virginia Cooperative Extension has offered guidance on recent bird mortality events in our area.  "At this time, residen...
07/07/2021

Virginia Cooperative Extension has offered guidance on recent bird mortality events in our area. "At this time, residents are being asked to immediately do the following:
• Take down all bird feeders, empty and properly dispose of any unused contents, clean and disinfect (with 10% bleach solution) the feeders, and let air dry before putting them into temporary storage. Do not refill or replace feeders until directed that conditions are safe to resume feeding. Although there is no evidence to suggest that hummingbirds currently are being impacted by this event, it is recommended that all hummingbird feeders also should be a part of this sanitation effort.
• Empty, clean, and disinfect (with 10% bleach solution) any bird baths or other receptacle used to provide birds with water for drinking or bathing; do not refill until directed.
• Keep companion animals away from sick or dead birds.
• Do not touch or handle sick or dead birds unless necessary for safety reasons; where contact is necessary, wear disposable gloves that then can be disposed safely without exposing others to potential hazard.
• If sick and/or dying birds are encountered, please complete and submit a reporting form (https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/diseases/bird-mortalityreporting-form/) to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources."

Virginia Cooperative Extension has offered guidance on recent bird mortality events in our area. "At this time, residents are being asked to immediately do the following:
• Take down all bird feeders, empty and properly dispose of any unused contents, clean and disinfect (with 10% bleach solution) the feeders, and let air dry before putting them into temporary storage. Do not refill or replace feeders until directed that conditions are safe to resume feeding. Although there is no evidence to suggest that hummingbirds currently are being impacted by this event, it is recommended that all hummingbird feeders also should be a part of this sanitation effort.
• Empty, clean, and disinfect (with 10% bleach solution) any bird baths or other receptacle used to provide birds with water for drinking or bathing; do not refill until directed.
• Keep companion animals away from sick or dead birds.
• Do not touch or handle sick or dead birds unless necessary for safety reasons; where contact is necessary, wear disposable gloves that then can be disposed safely without exposing others to potential hazard.
• If sick and/or dying birds are encountered, please complete and submit a reporting form (https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/diseases/bird-mortalityreporting-form/) to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources."

Tune in this Thursday eve to hear more about amazing butterflies with award-winning naturalist Alonso Abugattas - hosted...
07/06/2021

Tune in this Thursday eve to hear more about amazing butterflies with award-winning naturalist Alonso Abugattas - hosted by Loudoun County Public Library. Details here https://bit.ly/3jC3hpG.

Hello, LEEA friends! Naturalist Alonso Abugattas will be doing a virtual presentation about butterflies on Thursday, July 8, at 7 p.m. 🦋 Here's a link to the Loudoun County Public Library event page for more info, including details on how to participate: https://bit.ly/3jC3hpG.

Happy #NationalSoilHealthDay!  Celebrate by learning more about the importance of soil health.  "4 the Soil" is an initi...
06/23/2021

Happy #NationalSoilHealthDay! Celebrate by learning more about the importance of soil health. "4 the Soil" is an initiative of Virginia Tech and an awareness campaign of the Virginia Soil Health Coalition. They are raising awareness about the critical importance of soil and following four (4) core principles of healthy soil management. Visit 4thesoil.org to learn more!

Happy #NationalSoilHealthDay! Celebrate by learning more about the importance of soil health. "4 the Soil" is an initiative of Virginia Tech and an awareness campaign of the Virginia Soil Health Coalition. They are raising awareness about the critical importance of soil and following four (4) core principles of healthy soil management. Visit 4thesoil.org to learn more!

LSWCD is featured today in Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District's Garden Tour 🌿🌎 for their #TakeoverTu...
06/22/2021

LSWCD is featured today in Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District's Garden Tour 🌿🌎 for their #TakeoverTuesday segment. Learn more about the our efforts to improve water quality by learning about our VCAP (Virginia Conservation Assistance Program) efforts at Confluence Park here: https://youtu.be/4BVRCA43fkg. Interested in VCAP for your property? Go here - www.loudounsoilandwater.com/vcap

Bees are busy this time of year - and not just European honey bees, but our locally native bees as well...learn more how...
06/21/2021
Planting for picky eaters

Bees are busy this time of year - and not just European honey bees, but our locally native bees as well...learn more how you can show some love for our bees in your yard from Plant NOVA Natives...

Some bees are generalists, but others need specific native plants. If you plant for the specialists, you will also be feeding the generalists.

Got bored students yet? 🙃  Our Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities", is a fun AND educati...
06/16/2021
SWSW Poster Contest | Loudoun SWCD

Got bored students yet? 🙃 Our Conservation Poster Contest, "Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities", is a fun AND educational opportunity, and currently accepting entries until July 1st. We would love to see creations from all ages (K - 12)!! Learn more at
http://www.loudounsoilandwater.com/education/swsw-poster-contest

Support Forest Conservation - Enter the 2021 Conservation Poster Contest Educate and inspire your community by supporting forest conservation with your own unique creation. What if we had no trees?!? Think of all the vital roles trees play in our lives. Trees provide oxygen, absorb carbon which help...

06/15/2021

It's #VaAgWeek! Check out these fun facts about #agriculture in the Commonwealth. 👇

Happy National Pollinators Month!  To celebrate and learn more about our valuable pollinators - visit this amazing websi...
06/14/2021
Project Pollinate

Happy National Pollinators Month! To celebrate and learn more about our valuable pollinators - visit this amazing website by Lexi Howard, a senior at Heritage High School. Lexi created "Project Pollinate", a multi-faceted project which focused on education and action, as a hard-working participant this past year in our Youth Conservation Leadership Institute. https://sites.google.com/view/project-pollinate/home

Pollinators

VCE Loudoun had such a successful well water testing program this past Spring, they are doing it again this Fall.  Sign ...
06/03/2021

VCE Loudoun had such a successful well water testing program this past Spring, they are doing it again this Fall. Sign up now at https://tinyurl.com/VCE-2021-VAHWQP-LOUDOUN.
"VCE Loudoun provides affordable and confidential water testing to Loudoun residents. Participants will collect their sample using provided test kits and returnthem to our office.These samples will then be analyzed for 14 water qualityparameters including bacteria, metals, nitrate, and hardness. You will receiveyour results, a video explanation, and recommendations for treatment andmaintenance.
Test Kit Pick-up: October 18th, 2021, Sample Kit Drop-off: October 20th, 2021"
Registration Link:
https://tinyurl.com/VCE-2021-VAHWQP-LOUDOUN
Cost: $60*
(Comparable analysis at a private commercial lab would cost more than $300)
*limited financial assistance available, please contact [email protected]

This week's #FeatureFriday is VCE Loudoun's Fall 2021 Well Water Testing Program👏⭐️

Our Spring 2021 Well Water Program sold out quickly, so don't wait to register for the fall one! To register, and for more details, click the link: https://tinyurl.com/VCE-2021-VAHWQP-LOUDOUN

If you have any questions, please contact Stuart Vermaak ([email protected]). Limited financial assistance available.

Share your amazing conservation-minded photographs by entering the VASWCD Photo Contest, "Conservation Through the Local...
06/03/2021
VASWCD Photo Contest

Share your amazing conservation-minded photographs by entering the VASWCD Photo Contest, "Conservation Through the Local Lens". Entries are being accepted until July 30. Learn more -> https://vaswcd.org/photocontest

Congratulations to Bob Diller for his 2020 photo named “Behold!” taken in the Tidewater Shore Soil & Water Conservation District that was chosen as overall winner for the 2020 Photo Contest.

06/01/2021
Slice of Heaven Tour

Help kick off NVSWCD's 2021 Sustainable Garden Month by learning more about conservation landscaping from these local homeowners who converted their yard into an NWF Cerfifed Wildlive Habitat. 🦋🐝🌎

Learn more about the recent Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase (and how to view the videos), Youth Conservati...
05/27/2021

Learn more about the recent Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase (and how to view the videos), Youth Conservation Leadership Institute, Envirothon, Conservation Poster Contest (deadline extended!), and the winners of the LSWCD awardspresented at RSEF in our May Conservation Education Newsletter -> https://bit.ly/3fSUxI6

Learn more about the recent Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase (and how to view the videos), Youth Conservation Leadership Institute, Envirothon, Conservation Poster Contest (deadline extended!), and the winners of the LSWCD awardspresented at RSEF in our May Conservation Education Newsletter -> https://bit.ly/3fSUxI6

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30 Catoctin Cir SE, Ste 218
Leesburg, VA
20175

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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