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The Mountain Soil & Water Conservation District, a legal subdivision within the state of Virginia, is charged with conserving the soil and water resources of Highland, Bath, and Alleghany Counties, and the City of Covington. The District works closely with the following agencies in order to help farmers, other landowners and land managers, businesses, and local units of government in the wise management and protection of their natural resources.

Notice: Due to current social distancing guidance, August 19, 2020 Board Meeting will be held via Zoom and remain open to the public.  For an invitation to attend, please contact Lorie Baldwin @ mswcdlorie@tds.net

About Us

The Commonwealth of Virginia supports the Mountain Soil & Water Conservation District through financial and administrative assistance provided by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR.) Also, with the help of local funds, and self-generated funds from the equipment program, the District employs Chris Swecker, Conservation Specialist; Lorie Baldwin, Office Administrator; Sue Ailstock, part-time BMP Coordinator.

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