Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation Director
Works to ensure the conservation of your county's natural resources
Full office description
- The district board is in charge of conserving, improving, and protecting Virginia's natural resources, with a focus on soil and water. They make plans to conserve soil resources, control and prevent soil erosion, prevent floods, and conserve, develop, use and dispose of water.
- Directors are responsible for providing local representation on conservation issues. Historically directors were agricultural landowners, but today they represent a variety of issues and perspectives.
- A major responsibility of district boards is to control and prevent pollution of Virginia's waterways.
- Each of the 47 districts is represented by a combination of appointed and elected directors, both of which are unpaid. Elected directors are elected in nonpartisan elections to four year terms.
How this impacts you
Environment — The district board decides how your area responds and prepares for pollution in local rivers and streams.