The Loudoun County government and the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District (LSWCD) are partnering in a program to provide funding to homeowners interested in implementing water quality improvement projects on their property or in their neighborhood. They will be hosting an informational meeting about applying for grants for the projects on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road NW in Leesburg.
Subject matter experts from the Loudoun County Stormwater Management Program, LSWCD and the Virginia State Department of Forestry are scheduled to speak about the grant application process for eligible projects. The projects include:
In addition, information will be available about the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP), a water quality improvement cost-share program administered by LSWCD. VCAP funds projects to reduce erosion and runoff through actions such as rain gardens and conservation landscaping.
Private residential, industrial, commercial and homeowner associations in Loudoun are eligible to apply for funds for the projects.
Loudoun County and LSWCD have often partnered in past years on water quality projects in the county. This year’s effort has been enhanced with additional grant funding from the county and the addition of pet waste stations as an eligible project.
Supporting local projects that enhance watershed conservation and promote watershed stewardship is part of the Environment and Energy Work Plan approved by the Board of Supervisors.
For more information about the county’s environmental initiatives, visit loudoun.gov/environment.
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