Virginia Tidal Wetlands Workshop May 2, 2017, at College of William and Mary

The annual Spring Tidal Wetlands Workshop will be held May 2, 2017, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.  The workshop is organized by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Center for Coastal Resource Management.  The theme for this spring’s workshop is “Sustainable Shorelines in Action: Successful Applications & Incentive Programs.”  Planned topics include the following:
*Living shoreline projects;
*Living shoreline general permits;
*New federal Nationwide Permit 54 for living shorelines;
*New funding support by the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program & Living Shorelines Loan Program;
*Shoreline management best management practice (BMP) credits for the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL);
*Connections between shoreline management and the FEMA Community Rating System;
*2017 General Assembly update.

For more information and to register, visit; or contact Dawn Fleming at (804) 684-7380 or

024 Marsh view at Eastern Shore NWR Oct7 2007 USED Grouper 4-4-17

Marsh view at Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge in Northampton County, Va., October 7, 2007

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