This year we planned to begin work on the Rappahannock River to close in on cleaning all of the major rivers in its watershed. A nearly twenty-mile section of the river was slated for assessment and cleaning from the Route 29 bridge in Remington to the confluence with the Rapidan River.
Our crew began training on June 13th which included classroom time to learn the many skills required to become a “StreamSweeper”. They also spent time in the field learning to read river hazards and paddle, wilderness first aid basics and invasive species and macro invertebrate identification. Through all of this training at the top of the list was safety and teamwork.