More money to help make sure more blue crabs in the Rappahannock River are covered in butter and old bay this year.
The Friends of the Rappahannock gets a $5,000 education grant from National Nursing Center's Consortium. It will be used to expand the "Save the Crabs and Eat Em'" campaign in tidal communities. It works to limit lawn fertilizer from running off into the river.
Local businesses and restaurants will be asked to put up signs and fliers asking people to wait until the fall to fertilize lawns. When it is done in the Spring, heavier rain causes more runoff of dangerous chemicals gets into the river and streams, hurting fish and crabs.