The Rappahannock River Roundtable is a strategic partnership of stakeholders dedicated to land and water conservation, community outreach and education, and capacity building throughout the entire Rappahannock River Watershed.
Partners Create the Roundtable
Collectively, our partnership works to accelerate the pace of implementation for priority best management practices (bmps) and associated conservation programs outlined in the Virginia Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) through innovation, resource sharing, capacity building, and technical assistance.
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Training!
The Rappahannock River Roundtable and George Washington Regional Commission are hoping to bring the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional (CBLP) CREWS training to the greater Fredericksburg area in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024! This is an excellent opportunity for buildings and grounds and maintenance crews to receive training on proper management and maintenance of stormwater BMPs, native plants, management of invasive species, and more.
Regional Grant Funding Announcement
The Rappahannock River Roundtable is thrilled to announce a planning and technical assistance grant award of $60,996 from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense (WILD) grant program.
The objective of this project is to encourage innovation and increase the potential for land conservation and public access within the Rappahannock River watershed. This will be accomplished by establishing a workgroup focused on conservation and public access facilitated by the Rappahannock River Roundtable. With the opportunity to bring together all organizations and partners engaged in land conservation and preserving wildlife habitats throughout the Rappahannock River Basin.
The strategic planning process will involve a series of workshops and partner meetings with two significant components: a report on land conservation priorities and opportunities, as well as a report on public access priorities and opportunities.
Post completion of the two reports, the Rappahannock River Roundtable will engage in the development of multiple grant proposals to support the Rappahannock Tribe and small land trusts to access large funding programs to advance high-priority land protection, public access, and on-the-ground restoration projects.
Rappahannock River Symposium 2023
Thank you all for joining us at the Rappahannock River Roundtable Symposium. Your contribution played a vital role in the success of this annual event.
Please be advised to save the date for our fourth annual symposium scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2024.