Letter: James B. Christian, LCSWCD

Editor: Loudoun County voters, your help is needed to protect our natural resources. Please support the incumbent candidates in the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District board of directors’ race in the upcoming election.  

            Jim Wylie, John Flannery and Marina Schumacher have a combined 24 years of experience in managing and leading the implementation of conservation programs in Loudoun County. 

            The LSWCD is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and a democratic means for local conservation leadership, and is a nonpartisan voluntary organization.

            There are 47 conservation districts in the commonwealth each with its own unique challenges and requirements. Loudoun County is in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and is tasked with meeting stringent pollution reduction goals to improve the health of the bay. Requirements for reducing pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay have increased as has funding and programs to accomplish these goals. The next several years are critical for Loudoun to meet these challenges.

            Huge strides toward those goals have been made, huge tasks remain. The LSWCD is tasked with protecting the natural resources of Loudoun County and assisting the county’s efforts in reaching the mandated goals.

            The experience and expertise of Jim Wylie, John Flannery and Marina Schumacher is needed to effectively manage and implement these programs. Please do your part; reelect the incumbent director candidates so this important work can continue without interruption.

James B. Christian, Chairman, LSWCD Board of Directors

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