Virginia Coastal Policy Center

October 20, 2015

VCPC 2015 Summer Interns

During this past summer, Benjamin Adler and Brittany Barnes continued the Virginia Coastal Policy Center’s work on coastal policy analysis. Here’s more about these law students who filled-in as summer interns.
September 23, 2015

VCPC Students Learn the Three Factors of Sea Level Rise

September 16, 2015

Fall Semester of VCPC Welcomes Returning Students and Largest Class to Date

This semester features the largest class size in the Center's history— 10 students, who will work in teams of two, guided by VCPC Director and former VCPC students who have returned to mentor the new class.
September 9, 2015

W&M Senior to Cover Coastal Policy as New Embedded Correspondent

Sydney MaHan is the newest student to take on the role of Virginia Sea Grant Embedded Student Correspondent with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center.
April 23, 2015

Environment Virginia Hosts VCPC Session

On April 2, former VCPC clients shared their positive experiences working with the VCPC at the 26th Annual Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington.
March 13, 2015

VCPC Takes Another Look at Virginia’s Dillon Rule

The VCPC is evaluating the issue of local government authority under the Dillon Rule to help Virginia localities effectively adapt to sea level rise.
March 11, 2015

VCPC Examines Drainage System in Matthews County

This Spring, two VCPC students will examine a system of drainage ditches across Matthews County that often floods into nearby roads and properties.
March 10, 2015

VCPC Researches Impact of Sealants on Chesapeake Bay

This Spring, a VCPC student is researching the impacts of coal tar sealants on the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
March 9, 2015

VCPC Researches Oyster Grounds in Nansemond River

A VCPC student is working with the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance to research oyster grounds in the Nansemond River.
December 18, 2014

Senator Kaine, Gov. McAuliffe’s Chief Resiliency Officer Appointment Featured at W&M Adaptation Conference

Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic's December 5 conference brought together policymakers, scientists, business owners, members of nonprofits, and students to discuss progress and future efforts that Virginia’s coasts will need to adapt to long-term change in sea levels.
November 28, 2014

VCPC Analyzes Supplemental Environment Projects

Toren Elsen will work with the Virginia Environmental Endowment to analyze Supplemental Environmental Projects.
November 28, 2014

VCPC Addresses Inherited Property and Sea Level Rise

Sean Smiley will work for the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission to address issues with inherited property in the face of sea level rise.
November 27, 2014
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VCPC Discusses Sea Level Rise Preparedness in Hampton Roads

As a student in the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic, Jeremy Forrest will work with an ODU representative and Norfolk Naval Base officers to create a framing document for a “whole of government” pilot project.
November 26, 2014

VCPC Tackles Property Value Assessments in Rural VA

Jacob Testa will work with the MPPDC to understand property value assessments following the Virginia Department of Health’s new septic system regulations.
November 26, 2014

VCPC Advances Policy to Protect the Bay

Garrett Gee will work with the Chesapeake Bay Commission to help advance legislative practices that protect the Bay, climate, and economy of Virginia.
November 25, 2014

VCPC Tackles Wetlands Law and Sea Level Rise

Hannah Fish will research the connection between expected sea level rise and the federal wetlands permitting process under the Clean Water Act.
November 25, 2014

VCPC Analyzes Water Quality Standards in the Bay

Ben Willis will write a white paper for the Clinic analyzing the impact of sea level rise on the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).
November 24, 2014

A Week of Policy: VASG and VCPC in 2014

2014 has been a busy year for the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic (VCPC), and Virginia Sea Grant has never been more excited to count the clinic as part of its extension family.
July 1, 2014

CRS Makes Reducing Individual Flood Insurance a Community Effort

Tom Wittig is investigating ways for local communities to gain credit through CRS and hopes to explain how communities can earn credit from sea level rise adaptation efforts.
April 22, 2014

Clinic Reviews How New FEMA Maps Will Change VA Flood Policies