| Jun 2, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We begin this morning with the news that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission plans to hire an outside consultant to review the management structure at the notorious patronage dumping ground,The Tribune-Review...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:14 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Despite objections from the seafood industry, Virginia regulators canceled the winter dredging of blue crabs for the fourth consecutive year.
The move, part of an effort to rebuild stocks of the Chesapeake Bay delicacy, will have...
| Jul 9, 2011
More than 1,700 bags of oyster shells are stacked on pallets along an eroding shoreline at Charles Hogge's home on Sarah Creek in Gloucester.
One by one, each 30-pound mesh bag of shells is handed down a human chain of two dozen USS Truman sailors...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:20 AM
BATTERY PARK — Steve Carter finished unloading a dozen bushels of oysters from his battered fishing boat when he paused to look at the Pagan River.
“All out here,” he said gesturing toward a nearby inlet, “it’s loaded with...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 10:22 AM
The number of polluted waterways in Virginia grew Monday with the release of the state’s 2012 water quality report.
The state Department of Environmental Quality added about 840 miles of rivers and streams, 100 acres of lakes and two square miles...
| May 9, 2012
| 6:14 AM
Did you know these stats about oysters and oyster gardening?
- Adult oysters filter up to 50 gallons of water a day, removing algae and sediment that negatively affect waterways.
- Oyster reefs provide habitats for more than 300 different plants and...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:34 AM
Pity the lawyers representing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, especially when it comes to the Chesapeake Bay.
A federal judge ruled last week that the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a Maryland-based nonprofit, and others can argue on behalf of...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 9:42 AM
The second annual Virginia Roast & Toast: Oyster Roast and Microbrew Beer Tasting will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens in Norfolk.
Presented by the Hermitage Young Associates Board, the event will include...
| May 28, 2012
The Peninsula Water Steward training was for 10 weeks with instructors from Virginia Insitute of Marine Science, Virginia Tech, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the York County Extension agent, USDA-Soil and Water Conservation District NOAA (National Oceanic...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:30 AM
Mathews County is considered a destination for those looking for a difference pace of life, as the Middle Peninsula county has grown more popular in recent years with retirees and other transplants. Still, fewer than 9,000 people remain spread over 85...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:32 AM
Last year was the Virginia oyster industry’s best since 1989, a sign that sweeping regulations are helping restore the Chesapeake Bay’s signature bivalve, state officials said Tuesday.
Watermen harvested 236,000 bushels during the 2011...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:57 AM
Virginia lawmakers declined to back a $300 million bond package that would fund wastewater treatment plant improvements in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The bond, which passed unanimously in the Senate, hit a wall Wednesday in the House of Delegates....