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

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

Northumberland County Household Hazardous Waste and E Waste Collection

The 2017 Spring Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection for Northumberland County will take place Saturday, May 6, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Northumberland County Middle School parking lot, located off of Academic Lane in Heathsville, … 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 napsva.org for updates, and more … Continued

Signs of Recovery for Chesapeake Bay

Latest report from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Underwater grasses expanded 21 percent. The blue crab population jumped 35 percent. The Bay’s native oyster population, a critical species that naturally filters the Bay’s water, is rebounding. For the past two years, … Continued