Welcome to Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District


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

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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.


CANCELED 3/17 Board of Directors Meeting & Education Committee Meeting

With the Governor’s declaration of a State of Emergency and the public health concern affiliated with COVID-19, our monthly Board of Directors meeting and the education committee meeting scheduled for today (March 17th) have been canceled. Our office currently is to remain open for business that cannot be conducted over the phone. Please contact the district office if you have any questions regarding district operations during this time. Stay safe and healthy!

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

New Cost Share Practices Available!!

Our 2020 Program Year starts July 1, 2019! New Cost Share practices are now available.  Multiple payment rate changes have been made to existing practices.  Click on the link below for a summary of all program changes.  Detailed information on the program changes will be provided at the Roll-Out Meeting on July 17, 2019.

2020 Program Changes

Hearthstone Rehab

Check out the drone footage below of the construction happening at Hearthstone.

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