Sweepers To Clean 40 Miles of River

Recently, the StreamSweepers Advisory Board and the Center for Natural Capital ‘s Board of Directors approved Virginia river reaches to be swept by StreamSweepers for 2014. Last year, Sweepers completed roughly 20 miles of river (shown in red) from the Greene County line to Rt. 15 near Orange. This year, 20 miles of the Rapidan River from Rt. 15 to Rt. 522 (shown in purple) and 20 miles of the Robinson River from Rt. 29 to it’s confluence (shown in light blue) will be assessed and swept.

StreamSweepers is a Job Corps program of the Center. It provides training and good paying jobs to college, high school, and disadvantaged young adults. Funding for StreamSweepers is 100% privately funded by Riverside Landowners and Friends of StreamSweepers.

Ahyayha will be used to expand opportunities for folks anywhere to become involved in these local river network based projects. We’ll be launching this newest ahyayha project spring of 2014.