One of the leading causes of pollution to the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay is sediment from eroding stream banks and shorelines. Living shorelines are the preferred shoreline stabilization method in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- We are committed to reducing sediment pollution in the Tidal Rappahannock River by advocating for local, state, and federal funding to support living shoreline and marsh restoration projects.
- We continue to work with our partners, funders, property owners, regulatory agencies, and local governments to install a series of living shoreline projects as demonstration sites.
- We have integrated living shoreline principles into our student stream team and other education programs to help educate our local students about coastal ecosystems, shoreline erosion, restoration solutions, and to integrate STEM based field experiences into their curriculum.
Living Shorelines can help protect your property from dangerous erosion all while improving water quality and aquatic habitat in the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay.