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.

PUBLIC NOTICE: A Special-Called Meeting of the Headwaters SWCD Board of Directors will be held virtually on Tuesday, October 27th at 10:00 AM.  For an invitation to the meeting, please contact Education Specialist; Rachel Winter at 540-248-0148 ext. 5.

We are hiring!

The Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for the position of Conservation Technician. For more information on this position, and to access the job application and description please go to our Job Listings page under Personnel.

Notice: Due to current social-distancing guidance, Monthly District Board Meetings are currently being held via Zoom and remain open to the public. For an invitation to attend, please contact Education Specialist; Rachel Winter, at rwinter@co.augusta.va.us or 540-248-0148 ext. 5. The Board Meeting Schedule can be viewed HERE

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.

COVID-19 Operations Update (3/20/2020):

Beginning Monday, March 23, The Headwaters SWCD office/USDA service center will be instituting locked door policies, with no public access to the office. It is of the utmost importance that we all do our part to limit the exposure and spread of COVID-19.

There will be limited staff in the office to receive calls and check voicemails. Business will continue to still be conducted over the phone and via email. Field visits for projects currently in progress can be scheduled via appointment ONLY. 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.


Congratulations to Our 2019 Clean Water Farm Award Winners!

Shenandoah Basin: Deer Creek Farm – Hilda and Roger (not pictured) Craig

James Basin: Scott Hollow Farm – Taylor and Lois Cole






Board of Directors Meetings

The 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule is available. All meetings are held at 10:00 AM at the Augusta County Government Center, Verona and are open to the public. 2020 Public Meeting Notice

Click HERE to view the Headwaters 2019 Annual Report

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