Encouraging Environmental Stewardship

Farm pictureDominion Energy and the Prince William Environmental Excellence Foundation are partnering to support a variety of environmental science and natural resources conservation programs. The non-profit foundation coordinates the programs that will impact more than 9,000 students, youths and adults each year. Some of the most popular programs include Farm Field Days, when fourth grade students spend time on a local farm to learn about agricultural practices and the human impact on the environment; Conservation Capsules to teach students about the scientific principles of photosynthesis, chemistry and watershed protection; and Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, which connect third grade students to issues related to the Chesapeake Bay’s watershed area, among many others.

“We are affiliated with the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District,” said Harrison Glasgow, chairman of the Prince William-based foundation. “Our shared mission is to provide leadership in the conservation of soil, water and related natural resources to all Prince William County citizens. We offer education and information to farmers, as well as urban and suburban landowners, schools and community groups about environmental issues facing Prince William County. This generous grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation makes a huge difference in our ability to meet and exceed our goals for 2017.”

In April 2017, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awarded $1.2 million through a competitive grant process to more than 100 schools, organizations and communities in 10 states served by Dominion Energy. The grants support environmental education and stewardship projects that preserve, enhance or make nature more accessible. Since 2003, Dominion Energy has donated nearly $30 million to a wide variety of environmental projects across its footprint.

For more information about the Prince William Environmental Excellence Foundation, visit www.pwswcd.org.