NPS Designates Norfolk as Certified Local Government

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In 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) designated Norfolk, Virginia as a Certified Local Government. Certified Local Government (CLG) designation makes communities official partners in the portion of the federal historic preservation program which engages local, state, and federal partners … Continued

Lafayette River Oyster Reef Protection Measures

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In 2015, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) voted to increase protection for oyster restoration sites in the Lafayette River near Norfolk as well as other Virginia tributaries. For decades, the Lafayette River has been closed to oyster harvesting due … Continued

VMRC Living Shoreline Permits

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In 2015, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) approved a no-cost, streamlined general permit for construction of living shoreline in order to protect waterfront properties. The expedited permit option is now available to commercial and residential waterfront property owners. source: … Continued

Tidewater Public Access Sites

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Several public access sites have been added along the James River, Elizabeth River, and other Tidewater rivers. New sites in and near Hampton Roads include kayak and canoe launch areas, boat ramps, bank fishing areas, and other resources. New sites … Continued