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Rappahannock River Watershed

Replanting Our Nation’s Forests

Forest Overview

Rappahannock River Watershed
Home to cities including Fredericksburg, Culpeper, Falmouth, Orange, and Tappahannock, the Rappahannock River Watershed accounts for approximately 2,700 square miles of land in Virginia. It is home to one of the largest nesting bald eagle populations on the east coast as well as an abundance of other wildlife.

Rappahannock River Watershed Needs Our Help

Within the watershed, thousands of miles of streams are without riparian buffers, some of the rivers are being polluted with nitrogen and phosphorus, and the watershed faces the challenge of development due to its proximity to Washington D.C. Trees must be planted to prevent erosion, sequester carbon, provide habitat for all life in the watershed, and give the watershed much needed riparian buffers.

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