First 2012 River Cleanup
Next Saturday, February 11, 9 AM - Noon
Potters Road and Lynnhaven Parkway
This is a land-based clean-up and all are welcome! We will be returning to the wooded lot at the corner of Lynnhaven Parkway and Potters Road which enjoys some beautiful shoreline along London Bridge Creek. Parking is available at Breeden Company at 560 Lynnhaven Parkway, just south of the wooded lot.
To volunteer contact email@example.com or call 757-962-5398.
The rain date is February 25th.
Thanks for coming out to help!
Virginia General Assembly
Some Issues of Interest to LRNow
Funding for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades
A diverse coalition of organizations from conservation, local government, and industry has joined together to urge the General Assembly to provide additional funding of $300 million to the VA Water Quality Improvement Fund to address critical wastewater treatment plant upgrades. Our own HRSD Chesapeake-Elizabeth Sewage Treatment Plant located at Little Creek, just west of the mouth of the Lynnhaven River is on the list for upgrades.
Support Senate Bill 494 and House Bill 1180. For more information: www.cbf.org
In addition, LRNow supports upholding the menhaden harvest cap and restrictions imposed by the Atlantic Marine Fisheries Commission.
We also support keeping the ban on uranium mining
in Virginia to protect our Hampton Roads water supply (www.keeptheban.org
And we urge the General Assembly to support the localities as they work to meet the goals of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL by maintaining the 10% of the surplus that goes to the Water Quality Improvement Fund and approaching nutrient credit trading carefully and responsibly, providing safeguards to ensure nutrient trading protects local water quality. We support HB 176 and SB 77 regarding nutrient trading.
For more information on these and other bills being considered by the General Assembly, visit the Virginia Conservation Network
, or Richmond Sunlight
Take a Quick Survey
What Changes Have You Made?
Wetlands Watch and HRPDC are conducting a survey of Hampton Roads residents to find out more about specific practices that residents have adopted to be more responsible water stewards. We really appreciate your taking the time to respond to this survey and let us know what you are doing to help us restore and protect our waterways.
Follow this link to reach the survey:
Thank you for your participation.
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