Google, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA), and the Alliance have announced the completion of their innovative collaboration that will improve water quality in the Northern Virginia region. Through this partnership, including a more than $230,000 contribution from Google, streamside trees, known as riparian buffers, were installed on five Shenandoah Valley area dairy farms, totaling more than 2,800 native hardwood trees planted. These buffers will improve overall water quality, biodiversity, and streambank stabilization.

By partnering with local dairy farmers, this collaboration brings much needed resources to help accelerate the installation of conservation practices and support local farmers as they achieve their conservation goals.

“Partnership is critical in terms of getting sustainable practices implemented on the ground. Putting riparian buffers on farms is a big investment, so this partnership allows the community to benefit from these improvements while taking the burden off Virginia farmers.” – Christian Anderson, Virginia Agriculture Projects Manager, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Watch a video of the partnership in action below!

See the full press release

If you have any questions, contact Steele Gamble on behalf of Google at Steele@CapResults.Net or 804-771-5318 by phone.