Avon Hall Pond Watershed project gets green light from Soil & Water District for converting "Turf to Natives." Press release soon...
RappFLOW will be joining heads with The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' Lou Verner on Monday, December 17, 2013, to assess the health of the Avon Hall Pond in Little Washington, Virginia. An expert on ponds and wetlands, Lou Verner will give us his professional opinion on what we can do to bring the Avon Hall Pond back to life. We have laid the groundwork for a project to restore the health of the pond, and Lou is going to help fill in any gaps, and advise us on the best way to achieve our plan of action.
Rappahannock Rappidan Regional Commission, Land Use and Environment Committee. RappFLOW participates in the regional Land Use and Environment Committee at the Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission. Click here for minutes from August 2012.
Report on Water Temperature Study for Thornton and Rush Rivers
2010 Native Brook Trout Restoration Project. With Trout Unlimited, PEC, and other conservation groups, RappFLOW is launching an initiative to engage landowners in restoring the quality of water in their streams to the high level required by native brook trout. The water in these streams must be especially clean and cold.
[MAP OF RESTORATION AREA]
12/18/08 In Ways to Protect Our Watershed:
- Rain Gardens
- Understanding Nutrients and the Environment
- Pond Management
12/5/08 Read Report on Watershed Assessment
10/23/08 Report Card on County Watersheds
8/18/08 RappFLOW Announces New Officers and Directors
8/14/08 GIS interns map county's watersheds
7/26/08 Virginia Legislature Commends Community Watershed Organizations
6/10/08 TMDL plan for Hazel, Hughes & Rush River watersheds
1/7/08 Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors adopts proposed Stormwater Management Ordinance.
Health of the Bay Declines 2007
• County Announces "Clean Streams Programs." John W. McCarthy announced that Rappahannock County is initiating several new programs to protect the quality of surface water in the county’s streams, ponds and rivers. More info
• Good news! Thornton
River De-listed as "Impaired" by
Tire removal project in the Rappahannock River, article by Terri Diley 7/17/07
Site last updated:
February 2012 Report on Brook Trout Water Temperature Study
New RappFLOW Board of Directors Elected 2012
April 10, 2010: The 2010 Virginia General Assembly passed bills
designating segments of the Hughes and Jordan Rivers in Rappahannock County
as State Scenic Rivers. There will be a major event in Richmond on Friday
April 23 with Gov. McDonnell to celebrate the Scenic Rivers program and to
honor those who helped create and sustain the program. For more info, contact Hal@rappahannock.com.
Supervisors support Scenic River effort
See letter from County Administrator
Virginia Dept. of
Conservation and Recreation
Planning Commission Commends RappFLOW
The County Planning Commission at its May 16, 2007 meeting voted unanimously to commend RappFLOW for its work to protect our watersheds.
Click here for RappFLOW's report to the Commission.
• Apply Now! Cost-sharing for your stream buffer vegetation improvements
• VA DEQ honors request for Rush River Monitoring
Last December, RappFLOW wrote a formal request to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, requesting that the DEQ provide additional water quality monitoring downstream of the town of Washington on the Rush River. On April 30, we received a letter stating that the DEQ will honor our request. This request was based on the desire of landowners on the Rush River to have water quality monitoring in place before the town starts to discharge effluent from a new wastewater treatment plant into the Rush River.
• Impaired streams study final results from VA DEQ March 22, 2007
"My Watershed" Section
To help you in understanding and protecting YOUR watershed, and
to help neighbors work together on their local subwatersheds,
RappFLOW has created a section called “My
Watershed."Can you find YOUR watershed here? Notice
that there are several different maps available for each watershed,
plus even more for the Upper Thornton, which is our current grant-funded
study area. Read more about
Rappahannock County Water Quality Advisory Committee
More RappFLOW Activities
Current RappFLOW project: "People, Land and Water of the Upper Thornton River Watershed"