Water in Virginia State Government News Releases for November 5–November 7, 2014: Battlefield Preservation, Air-emissions Control Manufacturer in Appommattox Co., Veterans Day at State Parks, and New Book on Native Shrubs and Vines

Following are titles and short excerpts from water-related or land-use-related Virginia state government news releases between November 5 and November 7, 2014 (as of 4 p.m. on the Nov. 7).  To access the full text of any release, click on the release title or (if that link doesn’t work) click on the Web address beside each agency name to go to that agency’s archive of releases.

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE – https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/news-releases/
Governor McAuliffe Announces Civil War Battlefield Preservation Grants; State Grants Will Help Protect Nearly 277 Acres on 10 Battlefields, 11/7/14. Excerpt: “The grants originate from the Civil War Sites Preservation Fund, established by the General Assembly as a permanent fund in 2010. Funds for this year’s grants, totaling $1,173,225 will be awarded by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, which determines the awards based on a rigorous evaluation process. This year’s awards will assist in protecting more than 277 total acres associated with battles at Brandy Station, Glendale, North Anna, Rappahannock Station (I and II), Ream’s Station, Second Manassas, Second and Third Winchester, The Breakthrough, Trevilian Station, and White Oak Road.”

Governor McAuliffe Announces 349 New Jobs in Appomattox County, 11/5/14. Excerpt: “…Lindenburg Industry, LLC, a subsidiary of a Chinese-owned corporation, will invest $113 million to establish an industrial honeycomb manufacturing operation in the Town of Appomattox in Appomattox County. …Lindenburg will be manufacturing industrial environmental control components used in clean air emissions.”

DEPT. OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION – http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/pr_relz.shtml#prarch
Free entry and special programs for Veterans Day at Virginia State Parks, 11/5/14.  Excerpt: For a complete list of programs and to check details, times and locations, visit http://1.usa.gov/1x93QWD.

DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY – http://www.deq.virginia.gov/ConnectWithDEQ/NewsReleases.aspx
None during this period.

New Shrub and Vine ID Book Hits the Market, 11/7/14.  Excerpt: “The Virginia Department of Forestry…has published a new identification guide called ‘Common Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of Virginia.’  The 116-page book is available for purchase through the Agency’s website [http://www.dof.virginia.gov/shop/index.htm] for $3 per copy plus shipping.”

DEPT. OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES – http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/news/
None related to water during this period.

DEPT. OF HEALTHhttp://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/PressReleases/2014/index.htm
None related to water during this period.

MARINE RESOURCES COMMISSION – http://www.mrc.virginia.gov/whatsnew.shtm
None during this period.

DEPT. OF MINES, MINERALS AND ENERGY – http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DMME/Newsroom.shtml
None during this period.

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