Join Us For The 2022 VAPSS Fall Conference & Member Meeting!

When? Wednesday & Thursday, September 28-29, 2022
Where? Lost Corner Farm: 43702 Hibler Road, Leesburg, VA, 20176

Program Details
There will be a full day of soil descriptions. Topics of discussion will include identifying redoximorphic features, permeability limiting features, pros and cons of using backhoe pits vs. hand augering, and much more!
Most importantly, this conference will have tenured soil scientists present to answer your soil description and interpretation questions through hands on demonstrations.
Dr. Steve Thomas, Dr. John Galbraith, Mr. Danny Hatch, Mr. Ryan Reed, and a few VT Soil Judgers will be supplementing VAPSS board members in the description of soil pits. 
8:30 am — 9:00 am    Registration/Check In
9:00 am — 10:20 am   1st Pit Rotation 
10:30 am — 11:50 am  2nd Pit Rotation
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm   Catered Lunch
1:10 pm — 2:30 pm    3rd Pit Rotation
2:40 pm — 4:00 pm    4th Pit Rotation
Conference to wrap up at 4:00 pm. We may look at additional pits while partaking in libations if we find any cool mophological features
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Registration form for snail mail
Online Registration and Payment

Sunday, October 16th, 2022 — Tuesday October 18th, 2022

VOWRA’s annual Conference & Trade Show will be held at The Hotel Roanoke in Roanoke

It’s not too late to reserve your space at VOWRA’s Annual Conference and Trade Show! 16 CPEs are available for full attendance. 4 on Sunday, 8 on Monday and 4 on Tuesday. We also accept walk-ins at the conference.

The education tracks begin Sunday at 1:00 covering AOSS Design & Installation in Marginal Sites: Critical Elements, a 10 Year Perspective. Monday will have three tracks: Design, Install & Operation. Tuesday will begin with a General Session and ends at 3:00.

Click here for the conference registration form

Unfortunately, the room block at The Hotel Roanoke is full and closed. You can still book directly with The Hotel Roanoke and pay their rate. Or, the Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Roanoke is only a 1/2 mile walk away.

Virginia Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Roanoke, VA

Sunday, November 6th, 2022 — Wednesday, November 9th, 2022
ASA, CSSA & SSSA International Annual Meeting (click here for info)
Baltimore Convention Center (BCC) and Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel in
Baltimore, Maryland.

Sunday, December 4th, 2022 — Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
Soil & Water Conservation District 2022 Annual Meeting (click here for info)
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Roanoke, VA

Thursday/Friday, May 19-20, 2022 — 2022
Soil Morphology Class: Reading the soil’s clues to determine water table depth and the proper design of stormwater BMPs Click here for info and registration

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 — Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
VAPSS/VDH Shrink-Swell Field Training
Conway-Robinson State Forest, Prince William Co. North of Gainesville on Rte 29
(Click here for flyer details)

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 10 am – 12 pm ZOOM
Virginia Soil Health Coalition Quarterly Meeting

Register today for our upcoming Quarterly Coalition Meeting that will be held virtually on Thursday, June 16th from 10 AM to 12 PM. The meeting is open to all and a great chance to learn about what is happening around soil health in Virginia. Stay tuned for more information including the full agenda, speaker list, and more in the coming weeks. Have any questions or thoughts? Reach out to the Coalition Coordinator, Mary Sketch Bryant at Hope to see you on the 16th!Register now!The Virginia Soil Health Coalition is led by a Steering Committee of partners across Virginia. See the list of all Steering Committee members and organizations here. The Coalition receives backbone support from Virginia Cooperative Extension.

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