Links

Agencies

Farm Service Agency

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

National Association of Conservation Districts

Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Cooperative Extension Links (NEW)

Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission (PD-9)

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Rappahannock River Basin Commission

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Rivanna River Basin Commission (NEW)

Virginia Department of Forestry

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation


 

State Government Representatives

Virginia General Assembly: a central source of information about meetings and events, session dates and times, the Code of Virginia, and more.

Senate Contact Information: a telephone list of Senators. Click on a name for email address, biographical information and other information about an individual senator

Delegate Contact Information: a list of districts, with the name of the delegate representing each district. Click on a district for contact information about a delegate, as well as email address, biographical information and other information.


 

Organizations

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional nonprofit organization that builds and fosters partnerships to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers.

Center for Watershed Protection – a non-profit corporation that provides local governments, activists, and watershed organizations around the country with the technical tools for protecting streams, lakes and rivers.

Clean Virginia Waterways – a state-wide, nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to improving the cleanliness and quality of Virginia’s waterways by promoting citizen stewardship. CVW organizes volunteers to remove debris from Virginia’s shorelines, waterways and beaches. Information on the amount and types of debris is collected and cataloged.

Ducks Unlimited – world’s largest private, non-profit waterfowl and wetland conservation organization.

Friends of the Rappahannock – promoting the conservation, protection, and enjoyment of the natural, cultural, recreational, scenic and historical values of the Rappahannock River and its tributaries.

Izaak Walton League of America – information and programs dedicated to the environment, including Save Our Streams, the American Wetlands Campaign, and the Clean Air Now Campaign.

Piedmont Environmental Council – promoting and protecting the Virginia Piedmont’s rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty.

Rapp FLOW (Rappahannock Friends and Lovers of Our Watershed) – The mission of RappFLOW is to help preserve, protect, conserve and restore water resources and Rappahannock County’s watersheds. RappFLOW hosts a series of educational events open to the public free of charge.

Virginia Forage and Grasslands Council — an organization comprised of producers, industry, natural resource agencies and academia dedicated to the promotion of forage-based agriculture.

Virginia Save Our Streams Program – a non-profit non-governmental organization that works with community groups, regional organizations, and government agencies in partnerships that promote the health of Virginia’s waterways.


 

Educational Links

The Environmental Literacy Council – A site with useful information and links to other web sites on a variety of environmental topics including land & climate, water, ecosystems, energy, food, and environment & society. There are also links to resources designed for teachers and students.

Envirothon – A national natural resources competition for high school students.

Geography Action: Habitats – A National Geographic page with educational information and activities about such habitats as forests, oceans and deserts. Includes a photo gallery with screensavers you can download, games and lesson plans for educators.

Izaak Walton League of America – The “Education and Outreach” section on the Isaac Walton League home page provides links to educational topics, which also lend themselves to research and other projects-oriented activities. Topics include the American Wetlands Campaign, Clean Air Now Campaign, Fish Kill Advisory Network, Midwest Power Plant Campaign, Outdoor Ethics Program, Save Our Streams Program, and the Sustainability Education Program.

Polluted Runoff (Nonpoint Source Pollution) – This Environmental Protection Agency page has links to numerous fact sheets, articles and other sources of information about nonpoint source pollution, including “Do’s and Don’ts Around the Home”, “Information for Students and Educators” and a Kid’s Page with games and other educational activities.

Surf Your Watershed – This Environmental Protection Agency website is fully interactive: just enter your zip code, city or county to view and/or print a map of your watershed, complete with water quality indications.

U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Water Science for Schools – Information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can share opinions and test your water knowledge.

Virginia’s Water Resources – Information and activities for teachers to support interdisciplinary and problem-based teaching about watersheds, water quality, stewardship, and management issues, correlated to Virginia’s SOLs. Supports the Chesapeake 2000 Agreement’s goal to “provide a meaningful Bay or stream outdoor experience for every school student in the watershed before graduation from high school.”

Water Saver Home – An interactive tour of a typical house with information about energy and water use in different parts of the house. Numerous useful tips for saving energy and water in the home.

Wood Magic Show – Learning about trees, wood and wood products with a series of interactive lessons and activities.


 

Schools

Culpeper County Schools

Greene County Schools

Madison County Schools

Orange County Schools

Rappahannock County Schools


 

References

Hydrologic Unit Interactive Map: Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation

NRCS Plant Database – standardized information about plants, focusing on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Surf Your Watershed – enter your zip code, city or county to view a map of your watershed, complete with water quality indications (courtesy of the EPA).

What Tree is That? – a guide to the more common trees of the eastern and central U.S.

Manure Spreader Calibration for Rear-discharge Equipment Handling Solid and Semi-solid Manures and Poultry Litter – A Virginia Tech publication about Manure Spreaders


 

Local Government Sites

Culpeper County Government

Greene County Government

Madison County Government

Orange County Government

Rappahannock County Government

Town of Culpeper Government

Town of Orange Government

Town of Gordonsville