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Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) works to conserve, protect, enhance and advocate wise use of the commonwealth's unique natural, historical, recreational, scenic and cultural resources.

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Runoff from yards, streets, parking lots, farm fields and construction sites is the leading source of water pollution in Virginia. This runoff is called nonpoint source pollution because its sources are diffuse, and that's why everyone must work to stop it. DCR helps by teaching citizens lawn care techniques that keep pollution from reaching nearby streams and faraway waterways, such as the Chesapeake Bay.

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For additional help regarding this service, please contact the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

For general help and information please contact:
Jackie Miller
By phone at (804) 786-6124
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