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Supreme Court Upholds Chesapeake Bay TMDL

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Denying the challenge by


This How-to Guide provides educators with step-by-step instructions for organizing cleanups. Cleanups are very eye opening and helpful for the environment.

Headwater Buffer Initiative

Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) are pleased to announce a new Headwater Buffer Initiative designed to 

Get to know the River

Be on the lookout for a living fossil

Report soundings and help scientists track the Rappahannock's link to the Age of Dinosaurs By Taylor McConnell, Biology Intern Kayakers, canoers, tubers

A Partner in the Pollution Diet? Oysters May Be Able to Help Reduce Bay Nitrogen Loads

As readers of “River Views” are most likely aware, the Chesapeake Bay has been put on a diet. Specifically, the “pollution diet” aims to restore water quality

Falcons Resurge Along the Rappahannock

By Kayleen Higgins Majors in Biology, Psychology, and Neuroscience Class of 2015 University of Mary Washington On the brink of extinction in the 1960s,

Riverwatch sponsored by Birchwood Power