Eastern shore of Virginia Resource Conservation and Developement Council
Eastern Shore of Virginia Resource Conservation And Development Council

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Eastern Shore Watersheds Roundtable
The RC&D administers a renewable grant under agreement with the VA Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to support a local stakeholders? group addressing water quality issues. (more)

Living Shoreline

In October 2013, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Eastern Shore RC&D partnered to create a project that took a novel approach to preventing erosion caused by storms and flooding. With help from more than a dozen volunteers, TNC and RC&D planted a total of 11,000 plugs of marsh grasses (Spartina patens and S. alterniflora) along a newly graded and constructed living shoreline, which will protect the camp’s 1,000-foot shore.

Living Shore Project Partners:   Occohannock on the Bay, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), NOAA Restoration Center, Accomack County,  NRCS, Delmarva RC&D

Community Garden at the ES FoodBank

The Eastern Shore RC&D is coordinating a partnership between Virginia Tech Eastern Shore AREC, Painter, VA, (VT) and the FoodBank of Southeastern Virginia, Eastern Shore. RC&D is responsible for coordinating with the FoodBank and VT for establishing a well-designed and constructed high tunnel system at the community garden. Once established, two demonstration programs will be planned each year to reach School age children and economically disadvantaged farmers. Education focuses on increased consumption of fresh, local produce and use of high tunnel structures as low-cost substitute for greenhouses.

Project Partners: FoodBank of the Eastern Shore, Virginia Tech Eastern Shore AREC, Virginia Cooperative Extension.

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