Restoring Virginia's Wetlands- A Citizen's Toolkit (Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay & DEQ)
A Collaborative Summit: Protecting Water Quality Through Actions on Urban-Suburban Properties
With 179 people attending, the Summit was a unique convening of a diverse group of interests, experiences, and perspectives from government, non-profit, research, education and private sectors. All assembled for two days to join forces to tackle one the most difficult but necessary water quality challenges for Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay Region: achieving a widespread, accelerated use of watershed restoration and stormwater retrofit best management practices (BMPs) on privately owned urban-suburban properties.
Reducing Nutrients on Private Property
Wetlands Watch released a study on conservation landscaping needs in Virginia. We saw the use of conservation landscaping as a way to meet nutrient and sediment pollution reduction goals through habitat restoration and creation - efforts that are getting shoved to the side in the urgency to meet pollution reduction standards.
In the News
Conservationists Thank Kaine, Warner for Wetlands Votes (Public News Service)
Virginia Green Infrastructure Directory (Chesapeake Bay Foundation)
Homeowner's Guide to Flooding (Chesapeake Bay Foundation)
Better Land Use Planning for Coastal Virginia (Department of Environmental Quality)
Green Infrastructure at ODU Walking Tour: A guided map of Best Management Practices at Old Dominion University