- Act as filters to reduce nutrients, sediments and other pollutants from entering
- Help regulate water temperature and provide structure and cover to provide high quality aquatic habitat.
- Slow the flow of runoff, stabilize stream and riverbanks, and reduce erosion.
- Provide vital habitat for fish and wildlife species that rely on forested habitat corridors adjacent to water.
Answers to the following questions
- What will it cost me?
- Who qualifies?
- Who will provide the services outlined in this program?
- What kind of plants do you plant?
- What is covered by the program?
- How big does the project have to be to qualify?
- How long does it take to get my buffer?
- Why do you use tree tubes?
If you have property on a river or stream in the Rappahannock River watershed and are interested in helping to protect clean water, we want to help! This is a completely free program designed to improve water quality and wildlife habitat. Please let us know if you would like to learn more.
Bryan Hofmann: [email protected]
Claire Catlett: [email protected]
This program is made possible through generous funding by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, Richard Lykes Community Foundation, Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund, Virginia Department of Forestry, Rappahannock Electric Coop, Virginia Environmental Endowment, and The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Krebser Fund for Rappahannock County Conservation.