2021 Update-Phase III of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan, Agricultural Sector Goals and Actions Part 1

Amanda S. Pennington, PE, District Engineering Services Manager, VA DCR

One year after sediment and nutrient reduction goals were finalized, Virginia’s agricultural sector is working hard to meet these goals.  This presentation will provide an update to agricultural sector goals and what the Department of Conservation and Recreation, in partnership with Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, is doing to achieve these target reductions.  From dairy operations to beef cattle operations and even equine, it takes a village!


Author Bio

Amanda S. Pennington, PE
District Engineering Services Manager, Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Soil and Water Conservation

Amanda Pennington holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia. She worked as a Regional Engineer for DCR’s Division of Dam Safety and Floodplain Management from April of 2010 until November 2014, when she transferred to DCR’s Division of Soil and Water Conservation to take a new role as DCR’s Agricultural BMP Engineer. Amanda transitioned into the position of District Engineering Services Manager in November 2015. Prior to starting with DCR Dam Safety, Amanda worked as a consulting engineer and for local government.