2018 North Landing River/Albemarle Sound Estuarine Symposium

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Building a Shared Vision 2018 North Landing River/Albemarle Sound Estuarine Symposium April 19, 2018 – 8 am-4 pm Virginia Beach Convention Center Virginia Beach, VA The City of Virginia Beach, in affiliation with the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP), Virginia … Continued

Norfolk Army Corps of Engineers River Star Business Award

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In January, the Elizabeth River Project recognized the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its environmental stewardship along the Elizabeth River watershed. The district received the River Star Business award for Sustained Distinguished Performance, Model Level, by the … 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

Virginia Coastal Resilience Grants

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In June 2014, officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced $102.7 million in competitive matching grants to support 54 projects along the Atlantic coast. The grants will fund science-based solutions to restore wetlands and other natural areas, … Continued

Back Bay Largemouth Bass Stocking Program

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A three-year largemouth bass stocking project in Back Bay began in May of 2012, according to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). The stocking program follows an experimental stocking of approximately 75,000 surplus largemouth bass fingerlings in … Continued