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  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Turnpike To Hire New Consultant, Review Jobs.

     
    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...
  • Virginia cancels winter crab dredge season fourth year in a row

    Virginia cancels winter crab dredge season fourth year in a row
    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...
  • Living shorelines bring beauty and benefits

    Living shorelines bring beauty and benefits
    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...
  • Phosphorus part 3: How the element affects Virginia watermen

    Phosphorus part 3: How the element affects Virginia watermen
    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...
  • Virginia adds 840 miles of rivers and streams to dirty waters list

    Virginia adds 840 miles of rivers and streams to dirty waters list
    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...
  • Chesapeake Bay: Oyster gardening helps improve quality of local waterways

    Chesapeake Bay: Oyster gardening helps improve quality of local waterways
    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...
  • EPA lawyers stay busy with Chesapeake Bay lawsuits

    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...
  • Oyster roast on Nov. 6 benefits the Hermitage Museum

    Oyster roast on Nov. 6 benefits the Hermitage Museum
    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...
  • Peninsula Water Stewards: New graduates learn about water conservation

    Peninsula Water Stewards: New graduates learn about water conservation
    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...
  • Living Here: Mathews County

    Living Here: Mathews County
    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...
  • Virginia's oyster harvest surges in 2011

    Virginia's oyster harvest surges in 2011
    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...
  • $300 million Chesapeake Bay bond stalls in Virginia House

    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....