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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    Living Shorelines

    Living shorelines are a proven natural approach to protecting tidal shorelines from erosion, restoring shorelines, protecting Virginia communities. They also offer many benefits to the environment. Find out more, including how to build yours.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Climate Change

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

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    Runoff Pollution

    Learn why runoff pollution is one of the most harmful sources of pollution and what we can do to help the Chesapeake Bay, home to more than 3,600 plants and animals.

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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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