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The Virginia Chesapeake Bay Showcase Watershed: Smith Creek

Smith Creek is one of three showcase watersheds designated by USDA as a showcase watershed (Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania) launched in 2010 to demonstrate what can be achieved by combining strong partnerships, sound science and funding to solve natural resource problems in targeted areas. Richard Fitzgerald served as coordinator of the conservation activities of the watershed partnership.

While working at NRCS, he collaborated with federal and state partners as well as local conservation districts, watershed groups and non-profits to provide technical and financial assistance to landowners to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus runoff into Smith Creek and its tributaries.

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