2018 RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenge Finalists

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RISE recently announced its seven finalists of the Coastal Community Resilience Challenge. The Challenge sought innovative solutions around major resilience issues that can be demonstrated in the Hampton Roads region of Southeastern Virginia, can be built into sustainable businesses, and … 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

The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend

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The Lynnhaven, Restoring a Legend, a full-color book of essays, paintings, and photographs about the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach, Virginia, was published by the conservation organization, Lynnhaven River Now. The river is home to the famed Lynnhaven oysters and … Continued