Residential Homeowner Programs

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The John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District offers programs to assist residential land owners with the conservation of their natural resources.  Check out some of our programs below.

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Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)

The Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) provides financial incentives to non-agricultural landowners (residential, commercial, etc.) for the installation of Best Management Practices.  This program funds the following practices:

All of these practices can be installed on small acreage properties.  For more information, visit The Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts VCAP Program or contact Kris Jarvis at 540-316-6525.

 

Yard Care Publication

The John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District via the Department of Conservation & Recreation offers a publication, 'A Virginian's Year-Round Guide to Yard Care', which is packed with tips and techniques for healthy lawns and gardens.  The free publication is a cooperative effort of the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Chesapeake Bay Program.  The 24-page booklet contains information on soil testing, erosion control, fertilizing lawns and gardens, irrigation, pest control, and soil improvement.  To obtain a hard-copy of the publication, stop by the John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District Office at 98 Alexandria Pike, Suite 31 in Warrenton, or call 347-3120 x3.

 

Green Grass Program

Want to have a healthy and environmentally friendly lawn?

Participate in "Green Grass” - A Healthy Virginia Lawns Program.  Volunteers from Virginia Cooperative Extension will come to your home, evaluate your lawn, pull a soil sample and measure the area of your turf. You will then receive a report with information on how much and when to fertilize and lime your lawn. Summer is a great time to participate as most lawn care happens in the fall.  Apply online or fill out a printable application.

 

Rain Barrels

The John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District no longer offers rain barrels; however, they can be purchased from the Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District.  They can be reached at 540-825-8591.