Save the date! Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 15, Heathsville

Save the date! NAPS will again be hosting the Earth Day Festival in Downtown Heathsville VA during the Farmers’ Market – Saturday, April 15, 2017, with exhibits, games and lots more. See you there! Visit napsva.org for updates, and more … Continued

Friends of the Rappahannock

Mission Statement Through Advocacy, Education and Restoration strives to be the voice and active force for a healthy and scenic Rappahannock River.   Details Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) was formed in 1985 as a non-profit, grassroots conservation organization. We … Continued

NAPS Sponsors Student Eco-Tour

By Shauna McCranie On October 6, NAPS sponsored Northumberland’s seventh and eighth grade Talented and Gifted students on a Chesapeake Bay Eco-Tour conducted by Capt. Danny Crabbe and his first mate/wife, Bonnie. The first stop was Purcell’s Seafood where the … Continued

The Benefit of Buffers

Vegetated areas stabilize shorelines and stream banks, filter pollutants from stormwater runoff, and provide critical habitat for aquatic species and wildlife. All of these functions are crucial to protecting water quality in our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. For more information, click here.

Hull Springs Farm

Located in Westmoreland County, Longwood University’s Hull Springs Farm is a living, breathing outdoor classroom for educational events, research and other programs. Hull Springs Farm consists of 662 acres including farmland, forest, shorelines and wetlands contributing to extraordinary diverse wildlife habitat. Included in … Continued

Why use living shorelines?

Do you have shoreline erosion? Can you protect it and still encourage aquatic nurseries and vegetation growth? Living Shoreline Treatments address erosion in lower energy situations by providing long-term protection, restoration or enhancement of vegetated shoreline habitats through strategic placement … Continued