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John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (JMSWCD)

The John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation district (JMSWCD) one of our many conservation partners in the headwaters of the Rappahannock River watershed. Their mission is to provide leadership, technical assistance, information, and education to the citizens of Fauquier County in proper soil stewardship, agricultural conservation methods, and water quality protection so as to ensure the wise use of the county's natural resources. Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) has partnered with JMSWCD on multiple projects in the least several years.

The Confluence

By Officer Lee Sillitoe Watershed Property Manager Welcome to the confluence, where the Rapidan and the Rappahannock rivers meet. This is one of the many picturesque and remote parcels of the watershed property owned by the City of Fredericksburg. There are numerous outdoor activities for all age groups that can be enjoyed at the confluence. The confluence is located twelve miles upriver from the I-95 Bridge. Because of the sheer volume of the two rivers converging, at the confluence the Rappahannock is at its widest and rockiest point in the non-tidal region.