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FAR has taken advantage of a number of opportunities to provide the public with information on the Appomattox River watershed and its conservation. 

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.

Be a Conservationist. Here Are Some Tips:

In the past, information booths have been set up at the Farmville Heart of Virginia Festival and at other local events. Presentations on the work of the organization have been provided to local civic clubs. 


FAR also provides educational opportunities for members and the community by inviting speakers with expertise in history, ecology and the environment to make presentations on  subjects applicable to our watershed, its protection and conservation.

A Growing Understanding

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