Wildlife in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Area in Focus in Two Early 2014 Events

Here are two early 2014 events that will focus on the heritage and current status of wildlife, aquatic life, and human connections to those resources in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay areas.

Jan. 24-26, 2014, Virginia Beach: Winter Wildlife Festival. Organized by the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.  This event will showcase winter wildlife around Virginia Beach and the Chesapeake Bay, with workshops and excursions to many area sites, including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, First Landing State Park, Back Bay, and False Cape State Park.  More information: http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/Pages/winter-wildlife-festival.aspx; phone (757) 385-4461; e-mail: outdoors@VBgov.com.

Mar. 11-14, 2014, Westmoreland State Park, Montross: Chesapeake Bay Stories—Interpreting Our Shared Heritage/Westmoreland Watermen and Wildlife.  Hosted by the National Association for Interpretation.  This workshop includes speakers, field trips, and other activities on the cultural and environmental heritage of the Chesapeake Bay region.  More information: http://nairegion2.weebly.com/uploads/1/3/9/9/13996744/nai_region_2_spring_2014_workshop_preview_packet.pdf; on or contact dodie.lewis@loudoun.gov.

015a Bay Bridge from Kiptopeke State Park Oct7 2007

Chesapeake Bay, with Bay Bridge-Tunnel in background, as seen from Kiptopeke State Park in Northampton County in October 2007.

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