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Virginia Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District Director Prince William {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

Note: Vote for no more than 3 Directors,.The Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District (PWSWCD) is governed by a 5-member Board of Directors -- 3 elected volunteers, one appointed by the State Board, and one is a Virginia Co-op Extension Agent. PWSWCD is focused on protecting and enhancing the water and soil resources in Prince William County through technical assistance, information, and education. The District is funded by the PW Department of Public Works, Stormwater Division and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Soil and Water Conservation.Vote for no more than three.

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  • Tiziana Bottino

  • Stephanie J. Cornnell

  • Mansimran Singh Kahlon

  • Tammi R. Lambert

  • Will A. Lintner

Biographical Information

Renewable energy: Arlington County has committed to a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2035, and the Governor released an executive order committing to 100% renewable energy in Virginia by 2050. What impact, if any, can the PW Soil & Water Conservation District Directors have to promote a similar goal in Prince William County? What would you support to meet this goal? (300 characters)

What experiences have you had in your life, especially with the PW Soil & Water Conservation District, that you believe qualify you to serve as a District Director? (300 Characters)

The Soil and Water Conservation District receives funds from several sources. How would you ensure that the programs of the office are adequately funded? Are there programs you would cut? If so, which ones? Are there programs you would expand or add? If so, what are those programs and how would you propose to fund them? (500 characters)

The Rural Crescent currently does not allow sewer systems or water hookups at this time, relying on septic tanks and wells.  What role do you think the Rural Crescent plays in ensuring the long term availability of clean water for PWC residents? Based on your view of that role, what policy/zoning changes, if any, would you support as a District Director with regard to the Rural Crescent? (500 characters)

What role does the PW Soil & Water Conservation District play in ensuring Prince William County meets the EPA’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay? (300 characters)

Would you propose expanding PWC’s implementation of the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) in PWC’s more urban/suburban areas? If so, how? (300 characters)

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education/Degrees B.A.. Biology, George Mason University B.S. Mechanical Engineering, George Washington University
experience https://www.facebook.com/pg/will4pwc
hometown Manassas, Virginia
As a start the Directors can make the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS), the School Board, and the citizenry aware of the Governor’s executive order. I have started to do that with some of the candidates for BOCS. I support...(see https://www.facebook.com/pg/will4pwc )
I grew up in Prince William County (PWC) and have lived here for much of my life. As a boy I used to fish in the Occoquan and the Potomac rivers. These rivers contained large schools of herring, shad, and perch. There were commercial fishermen and more... (see https://www.facebook.com/pg/will4pwc )
The best way to ensure adequate funding is for the District to demonstrate to the funding sources that it is fiscally responsible, operating efficiently and is effectively meeting their expectations. If the funding is inadequate, then I would provide justification for additional funding or adjust the budget for the District. I support providing landowners with services such as conservation plans that help them to better manage their land while... (see https://www.facebook.com/pg/will4pwc )
The waters in the streams within much of the Rural Crescent flow through farms and other numerous properties where fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and other pollutants can be introduced into our surface waters. There can be an accumulated affect as the water flows down into the Occoquan Reservoir, a major water source for thousands of people, and into the Potomac River. I support policies that would afford long lasting protection... (see https://www.facebook.com/pg/will4pwc )
The District assists landowners with nutrient plans to ensure that they only use as much fertilizers as necessary on their fields in support of the production of their crops. This reduces risk of runoff of excess nitrogen and potassium..(see https://www.facebook.com/pg/will4pwc )
Yes, as Prince William County (PWC) continues to increase in population it is very important to continue to control the water that washes down from our suburban areas. With only 10,000 acres of agricultural land remaining in...(see https://www.facebook.com/pg/will4pwc )