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"This we know: All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." The Duwamish Chief, Sealth (Seattle)

Mission in Action:        

Information Boooth Fund Raising

The Friends have taken advantage of a number of opportunities to provide the public with information on the Appomattox River watershed and its conservation. Information booths have been set up at the Farmville Heart of Virginia Festival and at other local events. Presentations have been provided to local civic clubs. We not only concern ourselves with the watershed, we are also interested in building awareness of how individuals can increase bird habitat.

FAR provides educational opportunities for members and the community by inviting speakers with expertise in ecology and the environment to make presentations on a wide range of subjects applicable to our watershed. The presentations have covered topics such as bacteria levels in the Appomattox River, gardening with native plants, and the Wild and Scenic River Program. Education

Tree Planting With the help of volunteers, the Friends have conducted several riparian restoration projects. Trees and shrubs provided by the Department of Forestry have been planted to stabilize the floodplain along several sections of the Appomattox River and tributaries.