FCPL Hosts Gardening for Soil and Water Conservation

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(Warrenton, VA) July 25, 2014

The Fauquier County Public Library will host a seminar on Gardening for Soil and Water Conservation Sunday, August 3 at 3 p.m. in the John Barton Payne Building (2 Courthouse Square, Old Town Warrenton). The program is free to the public.

According to Dawn Sowers, Public Services Manager, Fauquier County Public Library, the idea to host the program grew from increasing interest in the topic of conservation. More and more individuals want to ensure that farming in the Piedmont thrives.  “Many county residents are interested in protecting the environment – especially soil and water – whether on a large scale or in their own backyards.”

This program will be presented by Michael Trop, Conservation Education Specialist for the John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District (JMSWCD). Its mission is to provide leadership, technical assistance, information, and education to the citizens of Fauquier County in proper soil stewardship, agricultural conservation methods, and water quality protection to ensure the wise use of the county’s natural resources.

The program will provide an introduction to the JMSWCD and topics such as water pollution, water efficiency, irrigation, vegetable and rain gardens, common gardening/yard pollutants and other topics of importance to county residents.

Mr. Trop grew up in Culpeper County, but has lived all across Virginia.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University and his Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, and spending time outdoors.

Fauquier County Public Library locations are: Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St.; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Drive North; and John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information about library events or locations.

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