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. These projects involve riparian stream buffer plantings along tributaries to the Rappahannock River. In recent years projects have focused on a TMDL stream called Marsh Run in southern Fauquier County. These projects are a part of our Student Stream Team program and a larger Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program provided by the State and implemented by soil and water conservation districts like JMSWCD across the state. Thanks to our partnership, FOR has worked with over 500 students to plant over 10 acres of riparian buffer area protecting over 5,000 linear feet of streams throughout Fauquier County. For more information on JMSWCD you can visit their website at: