Lynnhaven River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project SAV Planting

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An alliance of federal and state agencies, non profit organizations, and others have begun submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) planting in Broad Bay, near First Landing State Park, within the Lynnhaven River watershed. The SAV planting is part of the Lynnhaven … Continued

Plum Point Park Kayak Launch – Elizabeth River

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In Norfolk, a new waterfront access point on the Elizabeth River Trail offers outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy the iconic Elizabeth River by kayak. The new public kayak launch located in Plum Point Park is a $246,000 project featuring … Continued

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

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

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

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