Tag: Chesapeake Bay

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Chesapeake Bay Program releases annual Bay Barometer

The Chesapeake Bay Program released its annual report on environmental health and restoration in the Chesapeake Bay watershed at an event at the Annapolis Maritime Museum this week.


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Study: Maintaining forests vital to health of Chesapeake Bay

Virginia and Pennsylvania have completed an analysis of the economic benefits of meeting the Chesapeake Bay clean-up goals through the retention of forestland. 


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Bay celebration to showcase farm conservation efforts

Virginia farmers will be part of a June 10 celebration marking Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week.


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Emmett Hanger: Restoring the Shenandoah River and the Chesapeake Bay requires collaboration

Successful restoration of the Chesapeake Bay is predicated on diverse interests working in partnership and at times putting aside differences to pursue common ground.


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Chesapeake Bay senators urge funding for Gateways and Watertrails grants

Senators representing Maryland, Virginia and Delaware are calling on appropriators to fully fund the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Program.


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Senators oppose Trump cuts to Chesapeake Bay funding

Senators representing the Chesapeake Bay Watershed blasted President Trump’s budget released Thursday.


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McAuliffe announces Chesapeake Bay data added to Virginia’s Open Data Portal

Governor McAuliffe announced decades of Chesapeake Bay-related data will be added to the Commonwealth’s Open Data Portal.


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Chesapeake Bay: Barometer of the environment

John Smith’s visit around the Chesapeake Bay highlighted the wealth of forests, wildlife and sea life the new land offered.


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Bay Awareness Week puts focus on Chesapeake Bay health

Chesapeake Bay Commission members will launch a series of events next week in celebration of the first annual Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week.


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Supreme Court declines to hear challenge of EPA plan for bay

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “pollution diet” for the Chesapeake Bay, upholding the contested plan for bay cleanup goals for 2025.


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Bob Goodlatte: It’s about the law

Listen carefully and you’ll hear the sound of bureaucrats scrambling to finalize a flood of new regulations before the end of the year.


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Businesses, members of Congress, 22 states urge Supreme Court review of EPA bay ‘blueprint’

The EPA asserted federal control over the Chesapeake Bay recovery in its 2010 plan that gives the agency the ability to function as a super-zoning authority.


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Albemarle County seeks public comment on Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan

Albemarle County has prepared a draft Action Plan describing how the County has contributed and will continue to contribute towards the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay.


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EPA: Chesapeake Bay clean-up progressing in Virginia

A 2014-2015 interim report card on efforts by Virginia farmers to reduce pollutants reaching the Chesapeake Bay found producers are “generally on-track for meeting programmatic milestones” in a multi-year effort.


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City of Charlottesville releases draft Chesapeake Bay total maximum daily load action plan

The City of Charlottesville has completed the draft Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Action Plan to comply with the Special Condition of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.


Court decision protects Chesapeake Bay water, wildlife

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the historic clean-up plan for the Chesapeake Bay.


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Virginia helps successfully defend Chesapeake Bay restoration

Today, a three judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the right of Virginia and other Chesapeake Bay states to work together to protect and restore the Bay.


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For Virginia Tech scientists, saving the Chesapeake Bay is all in a day’s work

More than 150 major rivers and streams flow into the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia’s most well-known estuary. This historically significant body of water has also provided livelihoods for fishermen, recreation for locals and visitors that flock to the region, and of course has been a vital water source for residents for hundreds of years.


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Homeowners can help protect environment with native plants

Virginia homeowners can help protect the environment and the Chesapeake Bay by planting Virginia-grown plants this spring.


Virginia receives federal grant to advance Chesapeake Bay cleanup

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has been selected to receive a federal grant to accelerate the implementation of practices related to Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals.


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Warner, Kaine applaud $18M in USDA funding for Chesapeake Bay projects

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement that Virginia projects will receive over $18 million for Chesapeake Bay restoration.


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Kaine, Warner praise Virginia priorities in House spending bill

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded Saturday night’s Senate passage of the compromise spending legislation for fiscal year 2015.


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SELC applauds selection of McAuliffe as Chesapeake Executive Council chair

The Chesapeake Bay Program announced that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been named chair of its Chesapeake Executive Council.


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Governor McAuliffe selected to head Chesapeake Bay Program Executive Council

Governor Terry McAuliffe will assume the chairmanship of the Chesapeake Executive Council beginning January 1, 2015.


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Virginia awards $21.5 million in grants for stormwater pollution reduction efforts

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has awarded about $21.5 million in grants under the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund.


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McAuliffe recognizes farmers for conservation and water quality measures

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday presented 10 farmers with 2014 Virginia Grand Basin Clean Water Farm Awards for implementing practices to protect water quality.


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McAuliffe signs executive order protecting Virginia’s coastal resources

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday signed an Executive Order continuing the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program.


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Senate passes Warner-Wittman Chesapeake Accountability Act

The U.S. Senate today passed the bipartisan Chesapeake Bay Accountability Act of 2014, sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA-01).


Much hotter summers, loss of forests expected as Virginia climate heats up

Wide ranging climate change impacts throughout Virginia are detailed in a new book, Virginia Climate Fever, by journalist Stephen Nash.


Virginia Environmental Endowment awards $250K in environmental grants

The Virginia Environmental Endowment announced awards of nearly $250,000 to protect and improve the region’s natural resources and environment.


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Celebrating Chincoteague salts during Virginia Oyster Month

“Virginia is for Lovers” – of oysters – during the month of November as proclaimed by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Seven flavorful regions stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Eastern Shore means a harvest of delicious bivalve dishes.


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McAuliffe proclaims November as Virginia Oyster Month

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that November is Virginia Oyster Month. Visitors and Virginians alike are encouraged to experience the fresh wild-caught and farm-raised oysters.


Bridgewater College prof Scott Jost to share oral histories of apple growers

Scott Jost, associate professor of art at Bridgewater College, will read from the oral histories of apple growers who live and work in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge regions of Virginia at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.


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Jim Epstein: Clean water is vital for business in Virginia

Virginia’s future depends on clean water, but it’s currently in danger. From the state’s booming wine industry, to tourism surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, to our expansive agriculture industry, Virginia thrives on high-quality clean water.


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Governor proclaims October as Fall is for Planting Month

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe proclaims October as “Fall is for Planting Month” in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Click here to view the Governor’s Proclamation.


Environmental intervenors withdraw from CAFO case

The EPA decision to withdraw its appeal in the case of Alt v. EPA led Environmental Intervenors, Potomac Riverkeeper, Inc., Food & Water Watch, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Center for Food Safety to ask the court to dismiss their appeal.


Northam attends Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission meeting

Today Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam attended the inaugural meeting of the Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.


Funding available for developing farm resource management plans

State funding is available for developing agricultural resource management plans as part of Virginia’s new Resource Management Plan program.


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Virginia agriculture, conservation leaders applaud agriculture Resource Management Plan

Leaders from the agriculture and environmental communities across the Commonwealth released the following statements following Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s visit to Weyers Cave to tout the Commonwealth’s new Resource Management Plan.


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Governor McAuliffe touts new agricultural resource management plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe today joined Virginia agricultural and conservation leaders in endorsing and promoting the state’s new agricultural Resource Management Plan (RMP) program.