Conservation for Homeowners


The Virginia Conservation Assistance Program is an urban cost-share program that provides financial incentives and advice to property owners installing eligible Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Virginia's Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs).

VCAP can help you:

  • Restore problem areas
  • Control and minimize erosion
  • Conserve water within the landscape
  • Improve riparian buffer areas
  • Promote wildlife habitat
  • Re-vegetate bare slopes
  • Stabilize drainage ways
  • Treat stormwater runoff


If you are experiencing erosion, poorly vegetated cover, or runoff AND you are a property owner, school, or place of worship at least a year old, you may be eligible for our programs!

Step 1: If you are interested in learning more, explore the following resources.

Step 2: If you are ready to schedule a visit with a H-C SWCD Conservation Specialist to meet at your property, please fill out the VCAP Site Visit Request Form.

Contact Kelsey Williams, Conservation Specialist, via email or at (804) 537-3015.