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Believed to be native to China, the Spotted Lanternfly was first discovered in the U.S. in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 2014.

A 2018 investigation by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), determined the pest had established itself in Winchester and surrounding areas of Frederick County.

Click here for more information regarding the insect and the quarantine.


In cooperation with other Chesapeake Bay watershed Planning District Commissions, communities and stakeholders, the NSVRC is working with the Department of Environmental Quality to further the efforts of the Cheseapeake Bay Program, in reducing the pollution entering and impairing the Chesapeake Bay.

Visit the NSVRC's Watershed Implementation Planning edcuation page at

NSVRC Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan — 2023 Update

Locality Executive Summaries

NSVRC Hazard Mitigation Plan Ready for Local Adoption

NSVRC maintains the Region’s Hazard Mitigation Plan on behalf of its localities. This plan is updated every 5 years and each iteration is approved by FEMA and VDEM before it is implemented. The update committee consists of local emergency managers who worked with NSVRC staff and a consultant team to identify hazards, assess risks, and determine mitigation strategies. To remain eligible for pre- and post-disaster funding, each governing body must adopt this plan over the next 12 months. The full plan update and Local Executive Summaries are available in the links below. To learn more about the update process please view the presentation linked here, or contact Ashley Shickle at

RFP — Transit Ridership Incentive Program (TRIP) – RideSmart Commuter Bus Service

We are excited to announce the release of an  RFP for the Transit Ridership Incentive Program (TRIP) – RideSmart Commuter Bus Service. This program aims to enhance the commuting experience for individuals traveling from the Northern Shenandoah Valley to Northern VA/Washington DC through a comprehensive and efficient commuter bus service.  The primary goal is to incentivize and encourage transit ridership by providing a convenient, comfortable, and cost-effective transportation option for daily commuters. The detailed RFP document is linked below, providing comprehensive information on the project requirements and evaluation criteria. We invite your organization to participate in this opportunity and submit a proposal by the specified deadline, Wednesday, November 8, 2023, by 4:30 p.m. EST.