Back River Shellfish Closure

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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has announced a shellfish harvesting closure on the Back River due to potential contamination from a sewage spill. Shellfish taken from areas affected by the emergency closure are currently unacceptable for consumption, according to … Continued

USGS Chesapeake Bay Osprey Study

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The world’s largest breeding population of ospreys is coping well with the long-lasting residues of toxic chemicals, according to a three-year study led by US Geological Survey scientists. The study focused on chemicals that were banned decades ago but remain … Continued

Newport News Stream Restoration

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The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently approved $1,100,880 for stream restoration in Newport News Virginia. The SLAF funded grant awarded to the City of Newport News will help restore Salter’s Creek from 35th Street to 28th Street. Salter’s … Continued

Army Corps of Engineers Conowingo Dam Report

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The Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment Study, conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with the state of Maryland, confirms that the Conowingo Dam reservoir and two dam reservoirs further upstream have essentially reached their capacity and … Continued