Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District
Catch the Fever!
Rainbarrel Workshops Scheduled
2013 Rainbarrel workshops have been scheduled. Click here for more information or to register.
Celebrate April Arbor Day
|Plan now to plant a tree at your school! Click here to learn more or to schedule your event.|
2013 Meeting Notices
- May Board Meeting – Thursday, May 16, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
- June Board Meeting – Thursday, June 20, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
- July Board Meeting – Thursday, July 18, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
- August Board Meeting – Thursday, August 15, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
- September Board Meeting – Thursday, September 19, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
- October Board Meeting – Thursday, October 17, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
- November Board Meeting – Thursday, November 21, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
- December Board Meeting – Thursday, December 19, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
Associate Director Wins State Award
|At the annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD), held Dec. 4 in Roanoke, Henrico resident Donald O. “Spec” Campen (at right in photo, with grandson Kristopher Burnette) was honored with the 2012 E.C. Compton Meritorious Achievement Award. A former chairman of the Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) in Henrico County, Campen has been involved with the Soil and Water Conservation Districts for 34 years. He has also served as AREA III Chairman of the VASWCD, been a member of the state association’s legislative committee for 24 years, and headed committees involved with Chesapeake Bay corrective efforts.
This is the third time Campen has been honored with the E.C. Compton Award, having won the award previously in 1991 and 2002. Campen was also recently recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service for 23 years of volunteer service with its “Earth Team” programs.
2012 Stewardship Week and Poster Contest
Congratulations to the winners of our Stewardship Week Poster Contest! These students will receive a $20 Barnes & Noble gift card and their posters will be entered in the state competition. All posters advanced to the state-level contest in which Sarah’s poster was selected a winner in her age category. Her poster will advance to the national contest.
Our Lady of Lourdes
Girl Scout Troop 3235
Echo Lake Elementary
Our Lady of Lourdes
Girl Scout Troop 3235
Thanks for supporting our contest! Check our website often for news of the 2013 Poster Contest. Our theme next year will be “Where Does Your Water Shed?”
Living In Your Watershed
For more information on this program or to schedule a session, contact Lindy Durham at email@example.com .
Based on the beautiful Living In Your Watershed by Daniel C. Bowman, Watershed Wednesdays is our newest classroom program, and is designed especially for 4th grade students. Science SOL 4.8 is addressed.
I ♥ Soil!
In our newest classroom program, designed especially for 3rd graders,
For more information on this program or to schedule a session, contact
What kind of tree is that?
Conserving Our Natural Resources
Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of
state government responsible under state law for natural resource
conservation. We are one of 47 Soil and Water Conservation Districts serving
localities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its boundaries are those of Henrico County.
The District is governed by a board of directors formed of local citizens who serve without pay.
The District works hand-in-hand with state, federal, and county agencies and departments, other conservation organizations, schools, and other community partners to achieve our conservation objectives.
Education and Outreach
The District offers many educational programs which target a variety of audiences. Henricopolis has placed increasing emphasis on classroom education programs based on the VA Standards of Learning. Resources include activities, games, models, videos, skits, and more. The District also has a variety of resources available to teachers for use in the classroom.
Agriculture Best Management Practice Cost-Share Program
Residential Soil Test Program
District staff is available to assist homeowners and help them assess the environmental impact of various site-specific problems such as soil erosion, storm-water runoff, or drainage issues.
The District maintains and updates a large quantity of conservation reference materials, technical sheets, and brochures in the District office. The USDA Soil Survey of Henrico County is available for review in the District office. Various maps pertaining to topography, wetland, and hydrologic information as well as historic aerial photographs are also available for review in the District office.
These resources are available to both the public and private sector for review.
What is a Watershed?
Learn about Virginia’s watersheds.
Our Mission, Vision
|Our Mission: To educate and guide Henrico citizens in the
sustainable use of our natural resources.
Our Vision: Clean Waters, Productive Soils.