Big Sandy SWCD is the 47th Soil and Water Conservation District in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our role is to serve Buchanan County in the conservation of its natural resources. Also, assist its citizens through education and agriculture assistants. Currently, we offer assistance to local farmers through our VACS (Virginia Agricultural Cost-Share Program). In partnership with Buchanan County and the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors, we administer the county's local Erosion & Sediment Control Program, to help protect our waterways from sediment & other pollutants whenever land-disturbing occurs. We assist the Buchanan County Litter Control Office with various events and activities; illegal dumpsite mapping & cleanup, recycling, and school beautification just to name a few. Lastly, we provide educational programs to help students and teachers K-12 meet SOL guidelines and we provide educational outreach to the citizens of Buchanan County.