Sponsored by the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District. (LFSWCD)
Conservation: In Your Watershed & In Your Backyard
Agricultural Conservation Programs
Urban Stormwater Control and Conservation Programs
Learn about conservation options available to you as a landowner! Conservation: In Your Watershed & In Your Backyard will talk about conservation in the Shenandoah Valley and why it is important to our waterways. Whether you have a large agricultural operation or backyard acreage, attendees will learn how to identify problem areas on their land, how to prevent runoff and explore different land management options, like the following: gardening,livestock, native/pollinator habitat, conservation landscaping, beekeeping and more. All to make your land more productive and environmentally friendly!
Presenter:: Allyson Ponn is the Education and Program Support Specialist for the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District (LFSWCD). Growing up in Shenandoah Valley, Allyson has always had a strong connection to food. She graduated from James Madison University in 2015 with a degree in Integrated Science and Technology, concentrating in Environmental Science and Agriculture. After graduation, she served with AmeriCorps in rural Arkansas for two years. During her time of service, Allyson worked with elementary school children to teach them science through school gardens. This experience is how she connected with LFSWCD, where she started working shortly after relocating back home to Strasburg. Outside of work, Allyson coaches high school softball, and enjoys gardening and cooking.