Issues Facing Virginia

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    Virginia's Path to Clean Water

    A guide for public officials and residents to keeping Virginia on course to fully restoring its...Read More

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    Virginia's Agricultural Cost-Share Program

    Virginia's Agricultural Cost-Share Program provides financial and technical support to farmers to...Read More

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    Atlantic Coast Natural Gas Pipeline

    The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would span more than 600 miles through Virginia, West...Read More

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    Fones Cliffs

    Fones Cliffs, one of the most important bald eagle habitats on the East Coast, is in danger of...Read More

  • Slowing the Flow: A Major Transformation in Waynesboro

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    Virginia's Stormwater Local Assistance Fund

    Virginia's Stormwater Local Assistance Fund provides matching grants to help localities install...Read More

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    Atlantic Menhaden

    They've been called "the most important fish in the sea."Read More

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    What role do farms and agricultural production play in the health of our waters?Read More

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    Blue Crabs

    The blue crab is one of the more resilient of Chesapeake species, but its fate depends on many...Read More

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    Climate Change

    How warmer waters and temps experienced across the globe are impacting us on a local level?Read More

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    Land Use

    When the watershed's land suffers from pollution and poor management, so too does the water.Read More

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    Polluted Runoff

    Polluted runoff is one of the most harmful sources of pollution to the Bay and its waters.Read More

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    Sea Level Rise

    Cities and towns near the Chesapeake Bay are facing a major threat from sea level rise. The good...Read More

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    Sewage & Septic Systems

    Upgrading wastewater treatment is critical to cleaning up the Bay and its rivers and streams.Read More

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