To safeguard the health, scenic beauty, and cultural heritage of the Rockfish River

                                    and its Watershed which includes both surface and ground waters.

 

                             Friends Of Rockfish Watershed

                                    P.O. Box 115, Lovingston, VA 22949

                                                 www.forwatershed.org

                                   Email: dianeeasley@forwatershed.org

 

Dear Friend:

 

In February, 2001, a Forum was held pursuant to a grant received by the UVA Institute for Environmental Negotiation (UVA-IEN). The purpose of the grant was to design and implement a targeted community watershed forum to involve community stakeholders (Rural Nelson, Inc., Nellysford Area Merchants Association, Nelson Co. Farm Bureau, Nelson Co. Planning Commission, and others) in developing shared strategies for improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.[1] This Forum produced a Watershed Action Plan for the Rockfish River (Action Plan). The core group to carry forward this Action Plan became Friends Of Rockfish Watershed (FOR Watershed).We are a nonstock, nonprofit corporation under Virginia law.

 

At a January 28, 2002 board meeting facilitated by Steve Talley, Canaan Valley Institute, we chose a number of items from the Action Plan to accomplish during 2002.  A major focus is to build capacity for the purpose of addressing the Action Plan in its entirety over time. We are mounting a membership drive to: increase our voting members, increase our volunteer labor pool, and fund our objectives. This membership drive includes:

 

Events:

1)         tour of CREP farms;

2)         tour of VDOT Rockfish River mitigation project;

3)         meeting to recruit Master Gardeners for Surface Stream Monitoring of the Rockfish River using VA SOS method;

4)         participate with Rural Nelson, Inc. at the Oak Ridge Summer Festival;

5)         present tract at Wintergreen Nature Foundation fall seminar;

 

Research:

6)                  perform quarterly Surface Stream Monitoring of Rockfish River at 6 different locations;

7)         perform ground water inventory of well characteristics (depth, capacity, etc);

 

Publicity:

 8)        construct interpretive signs along VDOT's Rockfish River mitigation area;

 9)        construct information kiosk at a prominent place on the Rockfish River;

10)       write, print, & distribute paper on Septic Tank Pump-Out in Nelson County;

11)       develop web site; and

12)       compile database, write, print, and mail 1000 membership invitation letter packages.

13)              create brochures

 

Your Time, Talent, and Treasure (membership dues and contributions) are needed to help make this worthwhile organization viable. Please join today!!

 

Diane L.W. Easley, President

 


                                 Membership Application

 

YES, I want to become a member of FOR Watershed. I am circling my choice of membership contribution.

 

$10. Individual              $25. Salamander                      $50. Trout                    $100. Heron

 

 

Name: ____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Address: __________________________________________________________________________

 

 

City, State, Zip: ____________________________________________________________________

 

 

Email: ________________________________________    Phone: ____________________________

 

 

                                 Membership Application

 

YES, I want to become a member of FOR Watershed. I am circling my choice of membership contribution.

 

$10. Individual              $25. Salamander                      $50. Trout                    $100. Heron

 

 

Name: ____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Address: __________________________________________________________________________

 

 

City, State, Zip: ____________________________________________________________________

 

 

Email: ________________________________________    Phone: ____________________________

 

 

                                 Membership Application

 

YES, I want to become a member of FOR Watershed. I am circling my choice of membership contribution.

 

$10. Individual              $25. Salamander                      $50. Trout                    $100. Heron

 

 

Name: ____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Address: __________________________________________________________________________

 

 

City, State, Zip: ____________________________________________________________________

 

 

Email: ________________________________________    Phone: ____________________________


 



     [1]

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chesapeake Bay Program, 2000 Budget Proposal Form, "Targeted Community Watershed Forums," pg. 1.