11/22/17 Read the new report from the Chesapeake Bay Commission:
Boots on the Ground (Nov 2017)
“With the overwhelming amount of reliance on agriculture to help clean up the Bay, there simply aren’t enough ‘boots on the ground’ to provide the help needed to farmers to get the job done,” Commission Chairman State Representative Garth Everett (R-PA).
Still Accepting Orders! While Supplies Last
2018 Annual Tree Seedling and Rain Barrel Sale
Place orders until April 10, 2018.
(Pick up for planting in April 2018)
2018 Seedling Sale Fillable Order Form
Tri-County/City SWCD is proud once again to offer high-quality, affordable, bare-root seedlings to the community for purchase. Planting trees is one way to conserve, sustain and improve soil, water, and related resources.
NEW SPECIES offered this year are the Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) and American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis). We are particularly pleased to offer the relatively little-known Fringetree: easy to grow in both sun or part-shade, deer-resistant but wildlife friendly with 3-season interest for the landscape. With the exception of lilac, all species are local Central Rappahannock natives that are well-adapted to our area.
Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus)
American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
Hazelnut (Corylus americana)
Flowering Dogwood*(Cornus florida)
American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
Common Lilac** (Syringa vulgaris)
* Virginia state tree and flower
Tri-County/City SWCD has served the Commonwealth of Virginia Counties of King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford since 1944 and the City of Fredericksburg since 1984. We are a local political subdivision of the Commonwealth, focusing on natural resource problems and solutions. Like other conservation districts, Tri-County/City SWCD is self-governed and non-profit and establishes priorities, sets policy, and administers programs to conserve soil and water resources.
Tri-County/City SWCD is not a regulatory agency. Instead, the agency provides technical assistance, information, educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and newsletters to citizens on many aspects of water quality, nonpoint source pollution, and stream health.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MONTHLY MEETING