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The New River Valley Regional Commission received a grant from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to develop the Crab Creek Beautification Project. The Project is an effort to connect the Christiansburg community with their Crab Creek Watershed through watershed friendly landscaping practices on private property. Many waterways in Virginia are impaired and Crab Creek is no exception. The purpose of this program is to provide both cost-share and technical assistance to private property owners to assist in the improvement of water quality in the Crab Creek Watershed. Property owners and residents can apply for rebate funds to improve the landscape health of their property. Partners on the project include the Town of Christiansburg, Downtown Christiansburg, Inc, Virginia Tech Department of Landscape Architecture, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and Balzer and Associates.

For more information contact Nicole Hersch at nicole@nrvrc.org.