Lynnhaven River Oyster Restoration – Phase II

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After a two year pause, major efforts to restore oyster reefs have resumed in the Lynnhaven River estuary. Construction in at least two sites in the river recently got under way, using hard substrate and fossil shell to build the … Continued

Lindenwood-Barraud Park Living Shoreline Grant

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The City of Norfolk will receive a $1,252,500 million grant from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) to construct the Lindenwood-Barraud Park Living Shoreline. Matching funds will be provided through the City’s stormwater capital budget. The National Fish and Wildlife … Continued

Newport News Green Foundation Receives Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant

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The Virginia Department of Forestry recently awarded their Virginia Trees for Clean Water grant to the Newport News Green Foundation. The Foundation plans to use the funds to continue their restoration efforts in the Hilton Ravine. The Virginia Trees for … Continued

Virginia Beach Infrastructure Projects

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More than $30 million in new federal funding will support infrastructure improvements projects in Virginia Beach. Projects will include: $17.6 million for sand replenishment in the Resort Area $10 million for the Lynnhaven River Basin Ecosystem Restoration project $925,000 for … Continued

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

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