Photo: The mitigators

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From left, participants in last week’s Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District (CSWCD) all-day workshop on restoring and protecting streambeds, wetlands and habitat included Rappahannockians Beverly Hunter, Jonathan Marquisee, David Massie, Don Loock and Donna Marquisee and CSWCD staffers Richard Jacobs and Evan Blumenthal. Attendees learned about private conservation-incentive programs (besides those long offered through CSWCD and the U.S. agriculture department) that included a “mitigation banking” program that allows landowners to sell conservation credits to river-basin neighbors and the Nature Conservancy’s Aquatic Resources Trust Fund. For more information on such programs, call CSWCD at 540-825-8591.

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