Sand & Soils

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  Northern Neck farmers have wrestled with soils that are a mixture of sands and loams for centuries. That they have been commercially successful is largely due to clever management, regular applications of fertilizers and water, and a benevolent climate, … Continued

New Tool Calculates Nitrogen Contribution

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Environmental scientists at the University of Virginia, along with Chesapeake Bay Foundation officials, have developed a new online tool that helps users better understand how individual lifestyle decisions affect our environment. The tool is called the Bay Footprint calculator and it focuses on nitrogen pollution. Details … Continued

Northern Neck Land Conservancy

  Mission Statement To preserve the rural heritage of the Northern Neck of Virginia by conserving its lands, water, economies and culture for future generations. Our working goals are to conserve and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its watersheds; to … Continued

Fertilizers

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For most of us, commercially available lawn fertilizers probably rank up there with prescription drugs as our closest connection to the “better living through chemistry” culture that took hold in this country after World War II. All of us have … Continued

Grasses & Lawns

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Have you ever gone for a Sunday afternoon drive to explore the surprises that await you down a narrow lane? Perhaps you will see a rolling meadow with horses grazing behind a fence, or a sweeping reach of freshly cut … Continued

Residential Stormwater Retrofits Assistance

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The Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) is a new program that provides financial reimbursement to property owners installing specific conservation practices. The assistance is for residential stormwater retrofits, with possible reimbursement of 50% to 70% of the cost of the retrofit. A plan is first proposed … Continued

A Brief History

Virginia’s Northern Neck is a coastal peninsula that begins in the upland forests of Westmoreland County and gently dips some 60 miles southeast to the Chesapeake Bay. It is a place laden with history and long revered for the character … Continued