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Conservation District



22545 Center Parkway Accomac, VA 23301-1330














Strategic Plan Survey

Help us with our next Strategic Plan! Below is a link to a quick survey to help us gather information in compiling the next strategic plan (2019-2022) for the District.   Please click on the link and it will direct you to the survey.


Spring Grants Now Available!

Youth Conservation Camper Applications Are Available!

Apply for $1,000 VASWCD Scholarship here!

Apply for $500 Fletcher/Beasley Scholarships here!


The Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District conducted its first meeting January 4, 1946. This year, 2018, will be the District's 74th year of service in the counties of Accomack and Northampton on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We are a political subdivision responsible under state law for conservation activities in both Accomack and Northampton Counties. The District develops programs for wise use of our soil and natural resources, provides educational programs, comprehensive conservation planning for landowners, and administration of incentive programs for best management practices for agriculture.


Our mission is to provide and develop leadership in natural resource conservation on the Eastern Shore of Virginia through technical assistance, education, the promotion of cooperative programs, and meeting the needs of diverse clients.

Our Vision:

The Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District is the lead organization that provides intra-agency coordination in natural resource conservation to solve conservation problems effectively while protecting the resources, the public and the people whose livelihood are dependent upon the use of natural resources. Where resource conflicts occur, the District will strive to produce technical and educational assistance and the leadership to develop consensus among all parties involved.


Click below to see the District's:

Conservation Awards 2017

Conservation Directory - A Local Resource Guide for Educators






history & climate of the Eastern Shore











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