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 waterways.

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    Virginia's Agricultural Cost-Share Program

    Virginia's Agricultural Cost-Share Program provides financial and technical support to farmers to implement farm conservation projects.

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    Atlantic Coast Natural Gas Pipeline

    The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would have spanned more than 600 miles, crossing Virginia waterways more than a thousand times, threatening water quality throughout the Commonwealth and the Chesapeake Bay.

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    Bill Portlock

    Fones Cliffs

    Fones Cliffs defines a stretch of the Rappahannock River of immense environmental and historical significance and serves as a key hot spot for bald eagles. But the area is also the site of an enormous controversial proposed development.

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    Virginia's Stormwater Local Assistance Fund

    Virginia's Stormwater Local Assistance Fund provides matching grants to help localities install efficient and effective pollution-control measures.

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    Atlantic Menhaden

    Menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus, are small, nutrient-packed fish that are central to the Chesapeake Bay's food chain and support one of the largest commercial fisheries on the Atlantic coast. As a result of their environmental and economic importance, management of the menhaden fishery is a political flashpoint across the region.

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

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    Carrie B. Grisham

    Blue Crabs

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

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    Climate Change

    How are warmer waters and temperatures experienced across the globe impacting the Chesapeake Bay?

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    Land Use

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

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    Polluted Runoff

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

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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 news is that nature-based solutions can help us adapt to recurrent flooding.

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    City of Easton

    Sewage & Septic Systems

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

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