The below is an article originally published in the Waynesboro The News Virginian (found here) by the Alliance’s Augusta County...
As always, Alliance staff tracked legislation and made advocacy trips to Richmond during the 2020 session. Your calls and emails to legislators made a difference—thank you!
It can take a village to preserve such a treasured place. Nearly 50 people, including the Bullard family and Potomac Conservancy staff, worked together to protect this special land for generations to come.
A committee of state legislators is meeting right now to finalize the budget. Please ask the members of this committee to support sufficient funding for land conservation and agricultural best management practices, like stream livestock exclusion and native tree planting. In order to meet the state’s 2025 water quality goals, there must be funding in place to get this work done.
Retired soil scientist, farmer, and author Bobby Whitescarver sums up his take on the value of streamside buffers quite simply: “Fish live on trees.”
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