About the Potomac Roundtable and Potomac Council

The Council

The Potomac Council was established November 8, 1999 in response to needs identified by the six Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the Potomac River watershed working with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. It is composed of representatives from all six Soil and Water Conservation Districts in the Virginia portion of the middle and lower Potomac River watershed. It serves as collaborative body to promote and facilitate the best water quality management practices required to achieve nonpoint source pollution reductions in the waters of the Potomac River watershed. The Potomac Council created and supports the Potomac Watershed Roundtable.

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The Potomac Watershed Roundtable and Potomac Council receive funding from the Environmental Protection Agency's Section 117 Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), via grant contract number 16318.

The Roundtable

The Potomac Watershed Roundtable is a regional government-citizen forum whose purpose is to promote collaboration and cooperation on environmental concerns, especially water quality issues, among the various local governments and stakeholder interest groups residing within the Virginia side of the middle and lower Potomac River watershed.

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Potomac Roundtable Voting Members

› Soil and Water Conservation Districts

John Marshall, Loudoun, Northern Neck, Northern Virginia, Prince William, Tri-County/City

› Counties

Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier, Prince William, King George, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Stafford

› Cities & Towns

Leesburg, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park, Colonial Beach, Alexandria

› Other Groups

Planning District Commission, Two Members of the Virginia General Assembly, Water & Wastewater Utilities, Environmental, Agriculture & Forestry, Fishing & Boating, Development, Construction & Real Estate, Waste Management & Recycling, Citizens of the Watershed