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

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

Materials from “Gardening in the Northern Neck” Seminar

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG) held its 2021 virtual version of Gardening in the Northern Neck on Saturday, March 20. A “Virtual Folder” containing the program materials for the seminar—including information on NNMG’s Teaching Gardens, Shoreline Evaluation Program, and … 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

Richmond County Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection Saturday, October 24

The Richmond County 2020 Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste (HHW/E-Waste) collection will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9am-2pm at the Indianfield Convenience Center located at 135 Recycling Road in Warsaw. Social distancing measures will be in place … Continued

Living Shorelines for Homeowners Webinar

Are you a shoreline property owner? Are you concerned about erosion along your shoreline? Join the free upcoming webinar, hosted by the Living Shoreline Collaborative, to learn about options for protecting your shoreline from erosion (including opportunities for financial assistance!). … Continued