Building natural defenses against natural disasters

Building natural defenses against natural disasters

Hurricanes and other coastal storms are a fact of life in the coastal South. Over the past few years, nearby states like North Carolina and New Jersey took direct hits from major storms and incurred millions of dollars in flood damage. Luckily, in 2019, no hurricanes...
Students work hard to install a living shoreline

Students work hard to install a living shoreline

Shoreline projects in the tidal Rappahannock River watershed require quite a bit of coordination. On a recent living shoreline project along Hill’s Creek in Lancaster County, Friends of the Rappahannock and the Northern Neck Technical Center needed the sun, the moon,...
The Name of the Game is Maintenance

The Name of the Game is Maintenance

The restoration of the Rappahannock River watershed and Chesapeake Bay requires a wide range of infrastructure and restoration projects designed to reduce pollutants like nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediments from entering our local waterways. These projects are often...
RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER WATERSHED WETLAND BOARD CONTACTS

RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER WATERSHED WETLAND BOARD CONTACTS

Below is a detailed list of all the wetland board contacts specific to the Rappahannock River Watershed Region. For additional information for projects outside the Rappahannock River Watershed you can visit a guidance page from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science...
Living shoreline prompts request for additional projects

Living shoreline prompts request for additional projects

Students from the Chesapeake Bay Governors School (CBGS) Warsaw campus partnered in early May with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) staff, and interns from the University of Mary Washington, to build a living shoreline in Richmond County. Over two rainy mornings,...
Ready Reef Wetlands Restoration

Ready Reef Wetlands Restoration

Many river-front property owners are beginning to understand the important role a shoreline plays in the health of a river system. Wetland grasses provide habitat for birds and aquatic creatures, while taking up harmful pollutants that threaten to enter our river’s...