NAPS Provides Technical Support to Planning Commission

The Northumberland County Planning Commission is currently updating zoning regulations to include photovoltaic solar installations. NAPS member, Lee Allain, has been requested by the Commission Chairman to provide technical support to this effort. During the planning cycle, Allain will attend … Continued

Shoreline Evaluation Program Begins Seventh Season

The Shoreline Evaluation Program (SEP) of the Northern Neck Master Gardeners begins its seventh year of on-site shoreline inspections this month. Since it began in 2012, the SEP has completed over 180 inspections of residential shorelines in the Northern Neck. … Continued

Save the Date: Earth Day Festival, Apr. 21, Heathsville

NAPS (Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship)  will be hosting the 4th Annual Earth Day Festival in “Downtown” Heathsville during the season’s first Farmers Market – Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with dozens of environmental exhibits and … Continued

Concern Builds For Culturally And Environmentally Sensitive Fones Cliffs

Thirteen and a half acres of forest were cleared at the Richmond County Fones Cliff site, without local permits and erosion and stormwater controls. Developers say it was a misunderstanding. “We had heard some activity, tractors,” said Richard Moncure, with … Continued

DEQ Forms Residential Working Group for Yeocomico River Watershed

Residents of Westmoreland and Northumberland Counties! Here is your chance to help develop a long-term plan to clean up the Yeocomico River Watershed.  The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality seeks your input as part of a residential working group meeting at … Continued

TMDL Public Meeting for Westmoreland, Richmond, King George, Caroline and Essex

Save the Date: June 22, 2017– Public meeting to discuss the water quality of tributaries that flow through the above counties and into the Rappahannock.  Meeting at Westmoreland Fire Department, 52 Rectory Rd, Montross VA at 6:00 pm. Join the … Continued