Prince William Environmental Excellence Foundation

A 501(C)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Federal ID: 20-3859806
Public Charity Status: 170(b) (1) (A)

Who We Are

Jim Gehlsen, Chairman, Treasurer

Will Lintner, Vice Chair

Linda Dunn, Secretary

Harry Glasgow, Director

Paige Thacker, Director

Pam Popovich, Director

Kathy Coughlin, Director

Goals

Mission Statement

News & Upcoming Events
Contact Information

Prince William Environmental Excellence Foundation

c/o 8850 Rixlew Lane

Manassas, VA 20109

Tel: (571)379-7514

Fax: (571)379-8305

pweef@pwswcd.org

About
The Prince William Environmental Excellence Foundation (Foundation) is a 501(C)(3) non profit organization whose mission is to educate the citizens, youth and adult, and teachers in environmental science and natural resources conservation. We promote local food, community with the local farmers, and support for agricultural production in Prince William County.

Our Goals

 
Youth education has been a large part of the Foundation mission since 1995, and will be more crucial in the future. Prince William County is compelled to comply with the new environmental responsibilities of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup standards. These requirements will be costly, forcing the County to redirect funds for youth and adult education and outreach to the implementation of best management on-the-ground conservation practices for urban and agricultural lands. The Foundation has stepped in to continue to provide the vast knowledge of environmental and natural resources conservation education for all teachers grades K-12 in county and city schools. Teachers find our resources invaluable to comply with the VA Standards of Learning requirements.
The Foundation uses donations/grants/ rewards/funds to:
  1. Provide technical assistance to agricultural landowners to implement practices to improve water quality in our waterways,
  2. Provide environmental science and natural resources conservation education to teachers and students,
  3. Provide outreach programs for PWC citizens, homeowners and farmers
 

Mission Statements

The Foundation will support the following missions and vision of the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District:
  • Agriculture Vision:
    To educate, motivate, and inspire agricultural landowners and other interested members of the community to recognize, value, and protect our natural resources.
    Agriculture Mission:
    We will improve local and downstream water quality by using both traditional and innovative Best Management Practices (BMPs) that help all types of agricultural lands maximize their acreage while preventing and correcting natural resource degradation, including soil loss.
  • Youth Education Vision:
    To educate, motivate, and inspire youth to recognize, value, and protect our natural resources.
    Youth Education Mission:
    We will improve the local and downstream water quality for the future and reduce soil loss in our community by educating youth about the importance of natural resources. They will learn how to sustain a healthy environment that balances human, plant, and animal needs for habitat.
 
Make a Donation Today!
The foundation depends on donations and fundraisers in order to continue its educational programs. All donations are greatly appreciated!
General donations to the Foundation, can be made out to:
PW Environmental Excellence Foundation
8850 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA 20109.
You can also click on the 'Donate' button.
The Prince William Environmental Excellence Foundation is an affiliate of the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District (District). The District is funded by the Department of Conservation and Recreation and Prince William County Stormwater Management fee. The District uses these funds to accomplish our mission to: provide leadership in the conservation of soil, water, and related resources to all Prince William County citizens, through technical assistance, information, and education.