Cacapon River Stewardship Guide

Here are the top 12 actions landowners can take to directly improve the health and longevity of the Cacapon River.

For Your Riverbank

  1. Protect the riparian—plant native trees, shrubs, and grasses.
  2. Prevent erosion.
  3. Practice “mindful mowing.”

On Your Land

  1. Plant native trees.
  2. Remove invasive species.
  3. Use lawn and garden fertilizer wisely.

In Your Home

  1. Maintain your septic system.
  2. Dispose of waste properly.
  3. Keep pills, harsh chemicals, and microplastics out of the drain.

In the Community

  1. Volunteer for a river cleanup.
  2. Don’t litter.
  3. Report illegal trash dump locations.

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