We work with people who work the land. Improving soil & water quality through the use of best management practices Consider Stream Exclusion Fencing Improving water quality through best management practices

Welcome to Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District

Land must be nurtured; not plundered and wasted — H. H. Bennett

You can make a difference.

NOTICE: A Special-Called Board of Directors Meeting will be held on September 28th, 2021 at 10:00 AM in the Smith Room East at the Augusta County Government Center. Please contact the office with questions. 

NOTICE: The Board of Directors Meeting scheduled for September 21st, 2021 has been canceled due to COVID exposure amongst staff and directors.  Please contact the office with questions. 

View the Board of Directors Meetings for 2021 will be held in the Augusta County Government Center at 10AM. View the schedule of meetings HERE 


View the Headwaters SWCD 2020 Annual Report HERE


COVID-19 Operations Update (8/13/2021):

The Headwaters SWCD office/USDA service center continue to operation on a 50% staffing level capacity in the office. The Service Center has instituted locked door policies. You may enter the Service Center on an appointment basis. Visitors are required to wear a mask.  Please note that this is the current plan for operations and these may change at any time. Please call the district office if you have any questions. Thank you for your cooperation.


Underground Classroom Virtual Tour

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we unfortunately had to cancel or postpone all of our education events this spring. We didn’t want that to stop us from bringing soils education to you! Please enjoy a virtual tour of our Underground Classroom. For more information on our conservation education programs please visit our Education pages.

Congratulations to Our 2020 Clean Water Farm Award Winners!

Shenandoah Basin: Doug Fifer





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