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Want to help the watershed and be a Chesapeake Bay Hero yourself? Plant a native tree! Trees, of course, provide shade and promote better air and water quality, but native trees support caterpillars and birds as well! Check out: Five Tree Species To Plant in the Chesapeake Region#ChesapeakeBayAwarenessWeek 📸Photos by Chesapeake Bay Program ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that wetlands help keep the water clean? Wetlands act as buffers that soak up stormwater and trap polluted runoff to slow the flow of nutrients, sediment, and chemical contaminants into the Bay and its tributaries. For more on the importance of wetlands check out this great video by Chesapeake Bay Program #UnsungHeroes#ChesapeakeBayAwarenessWeek ... See MoreSee Less
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Forest buffers protect streams and rivers by preventing erosion, removing pollutants and serving as habitat for critters. The best width of a forest buffer is about the length of three school buses laid end to end! #ChesapeakeBayAwarenessWeek Did you know that since 1998, our district has protected over 4,630 acres of riparian buffer through the Virginia Agricultural Cost Share Program? This voluntary program provides financial incentives to farmers and landowners in our community who want to protect water quality. A win for our farmers, our drinking water, and a win for the Bay!📸by James River Association ... See MoreSee Less
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#ChesapeakeBayAwarenessWeek is a time to appreciate the cultures, history and natural beauty of the nation’s largestestuary. Follow along with us June 1-9 as we celebrate the watershed!Photo and graphic by Chesapeake Bay Program ... See MoreSee Less
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