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Living Shoreline Volunteer Project
October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Join us at Mosquito Point on the Rappahannock River to help us plant native marsh grasses on a living shoreline project. This is the largest shoreline project we have worked on to date and we have lots of plants to get into the ground!
Living Shorelines are the preferred method of shoreline stabilization and are an integral part of the plan to restore the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay. Living shorelines not only prevent the continued erosion of shorelines and potential damages to property. They also create habitat for juvenile fishes, crabs, waterfowl, and more. They also absorb nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus which are the primary causes of dead zones and pollution in the lower Rappahannock.
This project is situated on Mosquito Point just minutes from the mouth of the Rappahannock where it meets the Chesapeake Bay.
We will be planting on a sandy beach but we encourage you to wear stable shoes or sandals with a back strap. Please be prepared with sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and a reuseable water bottle. If you would like to bring lunch, this is a great place to enjoy a snack. We will have gloves, water, and all the tools/materials for the project.
This is a family friendly event and all participants are required to complete a waiver which can be found HERE.
Please contact our Tidal River Steward Richard Moncure with any questions. Richard.Moncure@riverfriends.org
Thank you to the Northern Neck Planning District and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for making this project possible!