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Rockbridge Conservation Virtual Seminar Series Recording: Kudzu and Beyond – Addressing Invasive Plants in Rockbridge Kudzu, Chinese privet, Japanese knotweed, burning bush, tree of heaven… we have many invasive plants here in Rockbridge County. What can you do about them? Jared Lee, associate biology professor at Southern Virginia University, talks about invasive plants in…

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Rockbridge Conservation Virtual Seminar Series Recording: “Returnable Restaurant Carry Out Containers” Recorded December 15, 2022 Ellie Moss from Perpetual, a nonprofit organization promoting the transition from disposable to reusable containers, describes the potential and challenges of creating an open-loop returnable container restaurant carryout system. Perpetual promotes the concept of a…

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Rockbridge Conservation Virtual Seminar Series Recording: “Alternatives to Mowed Grass Lawns” Recorded October 19, 2022 Wren Frueh, of Valley Conservation Council presents “Alternatives to Mowed Grass Lawns.” View slides Alternative ground covers can increase biodiversity and organic content in soils, improving water retention and eliminating the need for chemical inputs.…

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RACC Virtual Seminar Series Recording: Soil Carbon Sink Demonstration Project with David Yarrow

David Yarrow describes the synergistic benefits of creating carbon sinks for the land beneath our feet. He is the manager of a citizen scientist project in Columbia, Missouri that seeks to demonstrate this potential by documenting increases in organic content…

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RACC Virtual Seminar Series Recording: “Capturing the Resource Value of Food Scraps: Composting and Beyond” The June 2022 webinar in Rockbridge Area Conservation Council’s seminar/webinar series discusses how to deal with leftover food scraps/residue in an eco-friendly way…just in time for all our summer garden trimmings. Food scraps, composting and more were discussed by…

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Pfas Cycle Amended By Racc

RACC Virtual Seminar Series: “PFAS: Forever Chemicals, Their Health Effects, and What We Can Do”

Presented by Joseph C. DiNardo, MS – Toxicologist
May 18, 2022 07:00 PM

Joe will discuss:
•General information on Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
•Health risks associated with PFAS exposure.
•Dangers of PFAS associated with Landfill Leachate, Biosolids, and Effluent.
•Mitigating PFAS risks.
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