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.

The Roundtable is a collaborative of organizations working to accelerate the pace of water quality improvement and pollution reduction guided by the Virginia Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), and many local TMDL implementation plans.

Started in 2016 through the financial support from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Roundtable has grown in size, membership, and impact. In 2019  and 2022 the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation supported the efforts of the Roundtable with an Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) grant to focus on capacity building and best management practices prioritized by local partner organizations.

This site shares resources, projects, and upcoming opportunities for professional development.

Bryan Hofmann
Coordinator – Rappahannock River Roundtable

Deputy Director
Friends of the Rappahannock
540-373-3448 x112 

 9432 N James Madison Hwy,
Rapidan, VA 22733

Lowery Becker
Non-Point Source Specialist
Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District 

5559 Richmond Road Suite B
Warsaw, Virginia 22572

Michelle Edwards
Regional Environmental Planner II
Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission

420 Southridge Parkway Suite 106
Culpeper, VA 22701

Shereen Hughes
Assistant Director, Wetlands Watch
Virginia Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay

Landscape Professional Program

2601 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23517

Kendall Tyree, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Virginia Association of Soil and
Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD)

7308 Hanover Green Drive, Suite 100
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111

Laura Hassell
Land Conservation Specialist
Northern Virginia Conservation Trust (NVCT)

Maggi Blomstrom
Regional Coordinator- Rappahannock River Roundtable

Rappahannock-Rapidan Conservation Initiative Coordinator
Piedmont Environmental Council
(540) 347-2334 ext. 7067

45 Horner Street
Warrenton, Virginia 20186

Lisa Biever
Executive Director
Northern Neck Land Conservancy
804 250-2334

|483 Main Street, Suite B,
Warsaw, VA 22572

Eldon James
Coordinator- Rappahannock River Basin Commission 

Mikel Manchester
Associate Extension Agent
Virginia Cooperative Extension
540-373-3448, X111 

3219 Fall Hill Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

Aaron Wendt
Environmental Specialist
VA Department of Conservation and Recreation
Shoreline Erosion Advisory Service

PO Box 1425
Tappahannock, VA  22560

Meredith Keppel
Regional Coordinator– Rappahannock River Roundtable

Environmental Planner II

George Washington Regional Commission

7308 Hanover Green Drive, Suite 100
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111

Bryant Bays
Regional Forester, Eastern Region
VA Department. of Forestry
(Cell):  540.558.8423 

11301 Pocahontas Trail
Providence Forge, VA  23140

Marcie Kapsch
Refuge Manager
Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex
United States Fish and Wildlife Service

336 Wilna Rd
Warsaw, VA  22572

Jacob Gilley 
Mid‑Atlantic Sustainable Grazing Manager
American Farmland Trust

1150 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

John Odenkirk
Fisheries Biologist
VA Department of Wildlife Resources

1320 Belman Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401