LIVING SHORELINES

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

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 VIMS here King George County Wetlands...

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

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...

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.

Shoreline Assessment

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.

For more information on our Living Shoreline program please contact us at [email protected]