Governor Northam Releases Virginia’s First Coastal Resilience Master Plan

Virginia takes monumental action to build a resilient coast, combating climate change and rising sea levels HAMPTON—Governor Ralph Northam today released the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan, providing a foundational and fundamental step towards protecting Virginia’s coast.   Virginia’s coastal areas face … Continued

New EPA report reveals large climate and environmental impacts of U.S food waste

We’re pleased to share with you the newly released EPA report, “From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste (Part 1).” This report reveals the climate and environmental impacts of producing, processing, distributing, and retailing food that is … Continued

In Virginia, a harder push to create softer shorelines

by Whitney Pipkin, Bay Journal Not long after Sterling Rollings bought a 100-year-old cottage in Portsmouth, VA, on the Elizabeth River — his first waterfront property — his shoreline began retreating. The change was gradual at times, an inch or … Continued

Richmond County Hazardous Waste Collection 10/23

For Richmond County residents and property owners only: Bring your old household hazardous waste and electronics to this event. Document shredding will be available, too. The RCSO will be accepting unneeded medications. Come to the RCC Warsaw Campus Parking Lot … Continued

Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources to Host Public Meeting for the Coastal Resilience Master Plan (CRMP) in Warsaw, VA

The Office of the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources (SNR) will be hosting a public meeting at the Northern Neck Planning District Commission Office in Warsaw, VA on August 4th. The goal of this public meeting is to educate stakeholders … Continued

Westmoreland County Household Hazardous Waste Event April 24

Spring 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday, April 24 from 9-2 On Saturday, April 24, 2021, Westmoreland County’s residents and property owners can drop off their unwanted hazardous chemicals and items such as florescent bulbs, that cannot be safely discarded … Continued

Northern Neck Soil and Water Scholarship Applications Due April 1

The Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District (NNSWCD) is accepting applications for three $1,000 scholarships offered to students enrolling in a fulltime college program of study in natural resources or conservation/environmental studies in fall, 2021. Students who permanently reside … Continued

Important Survey for Local Producers

The Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Virginia Cooperative Extension invite all producers who farm within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and especially in the Northern Neck to participate in … Continued