VLWA
Scholarships

In memory of one of VLWAs founding members, Col. Leo Bourassa, VLWA has created the Leo Bourassa Scholarship Award. The Scholarship is awarded to a Virginia student enrolled in course work that will benefit the water resources of Virginia.

Scholarship information and application

VLWA Dam Safety Award

Every year the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association, in conjunction with Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Dam Safety and Floodplains, present awards to dams around the Commonwealth that meet all State and Federal Dam Safety Guidelines in various categories.  

The Categories include the following:

Awards may be given in the following categories:
Best Maintained Dam, Privately Owned
Best Maintained Dam, Publicly Owned
Best Major Construction or Rehabilitation Project (completed prior to December 31, 2015)
Most Improved Dam
Best Maintained Dam, Privately Owned
Best Maintained Dam, Publicly Owned
Best Major Construction or Rehabilitation Project (completed prior to December 31, 2016)
Most Improved Dam

Complete the Application and return by December 19, 2016.

VLWA Regional Science Fair Awards


In order to promote educational awareness of our mission at the middle and high school grade levels, the VLWA offers special awards at the regional science fairs located throughout the Commonwealth.

More Information on the Regional Science Fair Awards

2011 Regional Science Fair Award Winners

VLWA
Rain Barrel Project


The Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA) will be sponsoring the installation of rain barrels across the state in an effort to reach the average home owner who wants to help with reducing impacts of impervious surface from their home. Reducing runoff to storm drains helps clean our waterways and improve base flow for aquatic resources. Beginning in 2017 the VLWA will sponsor the first 20 applications for assistance.  Purchase and installation of the rain barrel is up to the homeowner.  The VLWA will provide reimbursement once installation is completed. Reimbursement is capped at $100 per rain barrel and 2 rain barrel reimbursements requests for a home.
For more information send an email to rainbarrels@vlwa.org.

Reimbursement Application