Living Shorelines Initiative

Evidence shows that hardened shorelines do not function well over time in many settings, harming estuarine ecosystems. In contract, Living Shorelines—a management system designed to protect or restore a natural shoreline ecosystem from powerful storms—offers many benefits, including an increase … Continued

Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) program applications being accepted by May 5.

  Know any budding environmentalists who want some hands on experience working for a wildlife refuge while getting paid? Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge is sponsoring a summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program to allow high school teens (age15-18) to … Continued

Come to the NAPS Earth Day Festival – Saturday, April 15

NAPS is celebrating Earth Day one week early! NAPS will again be hosting the Earth Day Festival in Downtown Heathsville, VA, during the Farmers Market – Saturday, April 15, 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – with exhibits and more! A … Continued

Northern Neck Master Naturalists Announce 2017 Basic Training Program

A 2017 Basic Training Course toward becoming a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist will be held from September 8, 2017 to November 9, 2017.  Classes are generally held on Fridays and meet at various locations around the Northern Neck and at … Continued

How to Solve Tangier’s ‘Crisis’

With a blend of science and emotion, students from the 7th Grade Community Problem Solvers, representing Northumberland Middle School, described a two-year-long effort to solve the crisis confronting Tangier Island – a remote Chesapeake Bay community 14 miles from Northumberland … Continued

Save the date! Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 15, Heathsville

Save the date! NAPS will again be hosting the Earth Day Festival in Downtown Heathsville VA during the Farmers’ Market – Saturday, April 15, 2017, with exhibits, games and lots more. See you there! Visit for updates, and more … Continued