One of the primary functions of the Rappahannock River Roundtable is to build capacity in the region to accelerate the pace of land and water conservation programs and projects. Each and every partner in the Roundtable brings unique skills, opportunity, and capacity to the group which maximizes our collective ability to accomplish regional goals and priorities.
These services are offered to landowners, localities, schools, as well as fellow Roundtable partners. Below is a representative sample of available services.
Direct Project Support Services
The partners of the Roundtable have a selection of cost-share programs, direct funding, and technical assistance available to design, install, monitor, and maintain a large suite of best management practices (bmps) that address a variety of water quality and habitat concerns in the Rappahannock River Watershed. This includes financial incentives for agricultural bmps and living shorelines, 100% cost-share for riparian buffer planting projects, 0% interest loans for agricultural and forestry bmps, and more.
Grant Writing Support Services
The Rappahannock River Roundtable can support the development and submission of relevant grant applications to local, state, federal, and private grant funding opportunities. The roundtable has experience with National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grants, Stormwater Local Assistance Fund (SLAF), 319 Non Point Source funding, Virginia Department of Forestry (DOF) grants, Virginia Land Conservation Foundation grants Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Recreational Trails Program grants, and more.
Outreach and Education Support Services
Roundtable partners can assist with the development, execution, tracking, and reporting of various outreach, education, and public engagement programs and campaigns.
-MS4 program outreach and education
-Flyers, brochures, signage
-Presentations, workshops, trainings
GIS Support Services
The Rappahannock River Roundtable partnership can support partners with GIS mapping and analysis, recruiting GIS interns from local universities, finding projects for students or firms in need, developing GIS based report cards and conservation plans, and more.
Digital Communication Services
Roundtable partners can assist with the development, execution, and management of digital marketing, outreach, and communication tools. This can include social media and website content, photography and videography, aerial imagery and drone services, and more. The Roundtable currently has partner support funding for online advertising to support the promotion of agricultural, forest, and shoreline restoration bmps.
Research Support Services
The partners of the Rappahannock River Roundtable have a variety of resources that can support a myriad of research, data collection, and analysis efforts and provide support to new and ongoing research projects. We currently work with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, University of Mary Washington, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and other research partners on a wide range of projects.
ASK THE EXPERT SERIES
The Rappahannock River Roundtable is pleased to facilitate the Ask The Expert Series! This monthly opportunity organizes regional experts to provide presentations, discussion, Q&A, and more, on a broad range of conservation topics applicable to the Rappahannock River watershed and the work of our Roundtable Partners. This series is free and open to all Roundtable Partner organizations. Please use the form below to recommend topics, presenters, and other information you would like to see included.