June 21, 2013
Encouraging all Virginians to take action to reduce trash and litter in the Commonwealth's waterways, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Governor Bob McDonnell signed a proclamation recognizing June 2013 as Marine Debris Reduction Month in Virginia.
Virginia Sea Grant Extension partners will present the findings of their efforts to map and prioritize working waterfronts in Virginia and Maryland at the nation’s third Working Waterfronts Conference this March. The session “A Case Study on Successful Research and Extension in the Chesapeake Bay” will be lead by Extension Leader and Virginia Institute of Marine Science Economist Tom Murray.
Access to the water is shrinking as historic access points become restricted, fall apart, or get sold. But before Virginia’s localities can start prioritizing and preserving working waterfronts, they need to know where these sites are.