On behalf of the Patrick County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors and staff, E. Wayne Clark, District Chairman recognized Joseph A. Sparks for his 15 years of dedicated and devoted service as District Director of the Patrick SWCD Board, and presented him with a plaque in appreciation for his dedicated and valuable service. Sparks was also recognized with a service pin by the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
In Virginia, there are 47 Soil and Water Conservation Districts who assist in protecting Virginia’s waterways by providing programs and funding as appropriated by the General Assembly. Districts also implement the Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost Share Program (VACS). The cost-share program supports using various practices in conservation planning to treat animal waste, cropland, pastureland and forested land. The VACS program is administered in partnership by DCR and Virginia’s SWCDs.