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Jacob Testa. ©VCPC

VCPC Tackles Property Value Assessments in Rural VA

Jacob Testa will work with the MPPDC to understand property value assessments following the Virginia Department of Health’s new septic system regulations.

Garrett Gee. ©VCPC

VCPC Advances Policy to Protect the Bay

Garrett Gee will work with the Chesapeake Bay Commission to help advance legislative practices that protect the Bay, climate, and economy of Virginia.

Hannah Fish. ©VCPC

VCPC Tackles Wetlands Law and Sea Level Rise

Hannah Fish will research the connection between expected sea level rise and the federal wetlands permitting process under the Clean Water Act.

Ben Willis. ©VCPC

VCPC Analyzes Water Quality Standards in the Bay

Ben Willis will write a white paper for the Clinic analyzing the impact of sea level rise on the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL).

©Margaret Pizer/VASG

A Week of Policy: VASG and VCPC in 2014

2014 has been a busy year for the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic (VCPC), and Virginia Sea Grant has never been more excited to count the clinic as part of its extension family.

Amy Freitag. ©VASG

VASG Welcomes Ecosystem-Based Management Fellow

This week, Amy Freitag joins VASG as a postgraduate fellow studying science behind ecosystem-based management.


Working Waterfronts Benefit Northampton Co. Businesses

Working waterfronts are critical for water-dependent business and a new report by Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Virginia Sea Grant proves it.

Troy Hartley. ©Carly Rose/VASG

Connecting Land-Use and Fisheries Managers with Communication

Troy Hartley discussed the relationships between Chesapeake Bay fisheries managers and land-use managers in terms of communication, influence, and mutual understanding.

Mark Brush (right) uses a smart board projector to demo the new model. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Enduser Input Shapes Delmarva Bays Planning Tool

As part of the Delmarva Modeling Project, researchers met with endusers to develop a new tool aimed to improve the condition of Delmarva’s coastal bays.


VASG Grad Fellow’s Outreach Combines Teaching, Research

Smallegan, Virginia Tech Ph.D. candidate, is combining teaching with engineering research to fulfill the outreach requirement of her VASG graduate fellowship.

Stephanie Smallegan. ©VASG

VASG Grad Fellow Studies Breaching on Undeveloped Land

Stephanie Smallegan, VASG graduate research fellow, is comparing the effects of breaching on highly developed islands to undeveloped ones.

©Jenn Armstrong/VASG

VA Coastal Policy Clinic Announces Photo Contest, Annual Conference

The Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic is running a photo contest to find photos to feature on the VCPC Facebook and blog.

©Julia Robins/VASG

VCU Students Talk Gloucester Land Use at Public Meeting

On October 7, interested Gloucester residents attended a public meeting to discuss the future use of the Lands End subdivision.

©Jenn Armstrong/VASG

Virginia Seafood, Validated and Ready for Market

Since its inception, VASG Extension at Virginia Tech has helped Virginia seafood companies produce safe products by validating their pasteurization processes.

Booker teaches children about blue crab. ©Jen Armstrong/VASG

Aquaculture Ambassadors a Big Hit at Hampton Bay Days

The Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Ambassadors hosted a booth at the 32nd annual Hampton Bay Days festival to inform locals about sensible seafood.

©Glenn Markwith

VA’s Watermen Tours Gain Insight From VASG Intern

This summer, CEC brought on a VASG-funded business intern to learn more about the pros and cons of watermen tours, both for consumers and watermen.

Sunburst Trout Farm's new Trout Burger. ©Jean Dent

With the Help of a Sea Grant Workshop, Burgers Go Fishing

Last fall, Dan Kauffman, Virginia Tech extension staff affiliated with Virginia Sea Grant (VASG), held a VASG-funded workshop to help seafood processors learn more about how they could enter the value-added market.

Michelle Covi. ©Julia Robins/VASG

Comparing Risk Assessment Tools for Sea Level Rise

Attendees of the Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum gathered to compare risk assessment tools for flooding and sea level rise.

A teacher digs into the East Wye mudflat for worms and invertebrate specimens. Julia Robins/VASG

16 Teachers Get Hands-On Science Training on VA’s Eastern Shore (Part 2)

16 teachers gained hands-on science training at the weeklong Virginia Coastal Ecosystem Field Course, organized by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

VCU to Hold Meeting About Use of Lands End Subdivision on 10/7

VCU to Hold Meeting About Use of Lands End Subdivision on 10/7

The Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority and Virginia Commonwealth University will hold a public meeting at the Lands End Subdivision on 10/7.

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