The Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District's mission is to provide and develop leadership in natural resource conservation on the Eastern Shore of Virginia through education, promotion of cooperative programs, and fulfillment of a diverse clientele's needs.

Formed in 1945, the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District (Eastern Shore SWCD) represents one of 47 Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation DistrictsThe District's service area covers the Eastern Shore of Virginia- a region on the Delmarva Peninsula comprised of Accomack and Northampton Counties, bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland.

Eastern Shore SWCD is a political subdivison of the Commonwealth and it supports the District through financial and administrative assistance provided by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation BoardAccomack and Northampton Counties also provide financial assistance and support to the District.  

Two of the District's major roles are to administer Virginia's incentive program for agricultural Best Management Practices and provide environmental education.  Since conservation involves everyone, the District provides various programs to students and adults promoting awareness, action and support for the area's natural resources.  

Latest Announcements:


In an effort to keep our clients and our staff healthy and safe, we are asking that you contact the District by phone or e-mail. 

FY21 VCAP Cost Share Sign-up

VA Conservation Assistance- Urban  

 February 1- March 31, 2021

Appointment Only- call to schedule


Bill Savage 757-302-4437 or

Norman Pitt 757-302-4421 

This Program provides financial reimbursement to property owners installing eligible Best Management Practices in VA's Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Math Lesson for Algebra 2 and above

What's the Big Deal About COVID-19?

A real world lesson about exponential regression

for students in Algebra 2 and above.

Click here for the lesson.

The above video was published by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) which is a nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards.

The Commonwealth of Virginia supports the Eastern Shore SWCD through financial and administrative assistance provided by the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Eastern Shore SWCD programs, activities and employment opportunities are available to all people regardless of disability, race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, color, age, religion/religious creed, veteran status, or genetics. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.