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Home Owners

The Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District offers some assistance to home owners in Prince William County, including VCAP, Gardener's Gold/USE Manure program, and our water quality programs: Adopt-A-Stream and Water Quality Monitoring. We are also starting a section called 'Pollinators Corner,' providing information about pollinators and how to best protect them.
For further urban concerns and questions, please contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension - Prince William.
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VCAP is a fairly new program that helps HOAs, individual homeowners, schools, and other communities with urban soil erosion and water runoff. You can find more information by visiting or visiting our page.

Applications for VCAP is now closed for Prince William County residents. Our next application period will be on January 1, 2020. If you want a reminder of our next VCAP application period, please e-mail or click here to sign up for our reminder mailing list.

Gardener's Gold
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Looking for a free source of compost for your garden? Then you need to check out our USE Manure Program, aka Gardener's Gold! Click here to view the brochure of farms that are giving away free composted horse manure.

We update the brochure in May. If you wish to be added or removed from the list, please contact Nicole Slazinski at, 571-379-7514

Adopt-A-Stream/Pond and Water Quality Monitoring
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Stream cleanups are excellent community events that involve volunteers walking along or paddling on a stream channel, collecting trash and gathering information. Information gathered can include types and quantities of trash, debris too large to move, and problems encountered.

Water Quality Monitoring

Learn more about how to monitor waterways in Prince William County.

Pollinators Corner

Read all about pollinators in our new Pollinator series, written by Pam Popovich!

  1. Save the Pollinators - September 2018