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How Can I Help?

Be a conservationist! Here are some suggestions:
  • Educate yourself and teach others about the Appomattox River watershed and how its health impacts the James River and Chesapeake Bay. Encourage your friends and neighbors to protect the river and tributaries in your area.

  • Fertilize smartly. Reduce the amount of fertilizer you apply to lawns and crops to the minimum necessary. Match fertilizers to the needs of crops, lawns and soils. This will save you money and prevent any excess from being carried away during rain storms and snow runoff.

  • Utilize environmentally sensitive landscaping. Reduce the size of your lawn. Use native plants that are more tolerant of local weather and insects. Maintain buffers around streams to prevent nutrients from reaching the water.

  • Practice water conservation. Turn off faucets when not using the water. Direct downspouts to rain barrels or water gardens. Use native plants.
  • Dispose of waste responsibly. Don't leave un-bagged garbage in the back of your pick-up truck. Don't dispose of garbage through your automobile window. Take used motor oil to a collection facility. Don't flush unused medicines or chemicals down the drain.

  • Explore: Get on the water with a friend and acquaint yourself with the beauty and wonder of the Appomattox River and its tributaries. You'll develop a new appreciation for our watershed.

  • Volunteer: Join FAR in watershed protection and restoration activities.

  • Reduce / Reuse / Recycle. Recycle paper, plastic, glass and metal. Links to county recycling centers can be found below.
Prince Edward County Recycling

Cumberland County Recycling

Buckingham County Recycling