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Friends of Powhatan Creek Watershed

The Friends of the Powhatan Creek Watershed is a group of citizens working together to promote responsible Stewardship of the Powhatan Creek Watershed in James City County, Virginia.  Since 1999, this "grassroots" organization has been committed to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the Powhatan Creek Watershed.  Under intense development pressure, the 23-square-mile watershed still harbors rare, threatened and endangered species and played an integral part in our nation's humble beginnings at Jamestown.

The all-volunteer group undertakes hands-on activities such as citizen water quality monitoring, stream cleanup and underwater grass restoration.  The group also helps to implement the Powhatan Creek Watershed Management Plan adopted by the James City County Board of Supervisors.   More…