Conservation Job Opportunity

The Henricopolis SWCD seeks a Conservation Specialist.  Primary responsibilities include administering agricultural BMP programs and assisting in the development and implementation of strategic conservation and public outreach programs serving suburban Henrico County.  Additional information can be found in the position’s job description and summary of duties.  Click here to access the required Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment.  Submit the completed application by December 5, 2014.  HSWCD is an equal opportunity employer.

Mysteries of Soil

Annual Poster Contest

Congratulations to the winners of our 2014 Conservation Poster Contest “Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil”!  Extra congratulations are due to Nikhitia Saravanan and Luci Owens who were selected to represent Virginia in the NACD national poster contest competition!
2014 Grades K.1Grades K-1  Aiden Fitzgerald – Kaechele Elementary
2014 Grades 2.3Grades 2-3  Nikhita Saravanan – Short Pump Elementary
2014 Grades 4.6Grades 4-6  Luci Owens – Kaechele Elementary
2014 Grades 7.9Grades 7-9  Rithanya Saravanan – Pocohontas Middle
2014 Grades 10.12Grades 10-12  Rose Anderson – Homeschool


Conservation Education Teachers of the Year

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The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has named Judy Fitzpatrick of Short Pump Elementary School (left) and Dawn Sherwood of Highland Springs High School (right) 2014 Conservation Education Teachers of the Year.  We thank them for their dedication to instilling a sense of environmental stewardship in both their students and their community.


Our Newsletter

Fall 2014 Newsletter


2014 Meeting Notices

  • January Board Meeting – Thursday, January 16, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • February Board Meeting – Thursday, February 20, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • March Board Meeting – Thursday, March 20, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • April Board Meeting – Thursday, April 17, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • May Board Meeting – Thursday, May 15, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • June Board Meeting – Thursday, June 19, 3:00 p.m., Henrico Human Services Board Room
  • July Board MeetingThursday, July 10, 3:00 p.m., Room 2029, Henrico County Training Center (This is a change)
  • August Board Meeting – Thursday, August 21, 3:00pm, Henrico Human Service Board Room
  • September Board Meeting – Thursday, September 18, 3:00pm, Henrico Human Service Board Room
  • October Board Meeting – Thursday, October 16, 3:00pm, Henrico Human Service Board Room
  • November Board Meeting – Thursday, November 20, 3:00pm, Henrico Human Service Board Room
  • December Board Meeting – Thursday, December 18, 3:00pm, Henrico Human Service Board Room

 


Living In Your Watershed

Living In Your Watershed is designed especially for 4th grade students.  It explores the importance of Henrico County’s watersheds and how to protect them.  The program includes finding the school’s watershed address and discussing issues that endanger our watersheds.  Each student receives a copy of Living In Your Watershed by Daniel C. Bowman.  Fourth grade science SOL 4.9 is addressed in this program.  For more information on this program or to schedule a session, contact Lindy Durham at dur24@co.henrico.va.us.

 


I ♥ Soil!

I ♥ SOIL! is designed for 3rd grade students.  It explors the importance of soil to plants and animals– especially humans!  Third grade science SOL 3.7 is addressed in this program.  For more information on this program or to schedule a session, contact Lindy Durham at dur24@co.henrico.va.us .

 


Who Polluted the River?

This 30-minute program engages students in an interactive story to learn how, as human populations have grown and land uses have changed, many of our rivers have become polluted. While conservation of our natural resources applies to all ages, the Standards of Learning addressed in this program include:  1.8, 3.6, 3.9 and 3.10.  For more information on this program or to schedule a session, contact Lindy Durham at dur24@co.henrico.va.us.

 


What kind of tree is that?

Learn more about common native trees of Virginia.


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 ProgramsAgriculture Best Management Practice Cost-Share Program Conservation Planning Assistance Nutrient Management Planning Assistance Conservation Programs Residential Soil Test ProgramSeedling Giveaway Rain Barrel ProgramWorkshops

Technical Assistance 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. Other Resources 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.