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