County, Conservation District Partner in Stream Buffer Planting Project

The Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with Loudoun County government, is hosting an informational workshop on a riparian buffer planting project at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Private residential, industrial, commercial, and homeowner association landowners in Loudoun are all eligible to apply for funds to plant buffers along perennial streams and water bodies, an effective technique for improving water quality. This program reimburses landowners for planting materials and labor costs.

Urban/Ag Conservationist Chris Van Vlack of the conservation district will brief workshop attendees about the project’s planting options and application deadlines. This project complements the existing agricultural buffer planting program offered through the state Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-Share Program. Over 20 acres of forested riparian buffers have been planted by HOAs and private landowners in Loudoun since the inception of the project in 2012.

Van Vlack will be joined by Loudoun County Urban Forester John Zuiker and Loudoun County Natural Resource Engineer Laura Edmonds.

The program will be held in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center.

For more information, contact Van Vlack at 571-918-4530, extension 107, or chris.vanvlack@lswcd.org.

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