MUST READING - According to a new technical report from NOAA/USGS, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities' social, economic, and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment, authored by leading scientists and experts, emphasizes the need for increased coordination and planning to ensure U.S. coastal communities are resilient against the effects of climate change. A special section is devoted to Chesapeake Bay issues.JOIN - RENEW - DONATE via PayPal. We now can process payments electronically, saving paper and the need to write a check. Please go to our Support page.
NUTRIENT TRADING IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY WATERSHED: Read this informative article by VES Director Mike Peirson.WHAT IF THERE'S AN OIL SPILL OFF THE COAST? Several VES representatives attended a workshop on response to an oil spill, including the use of surface dispersants. Read Director Ken Schultz's insightful review of the topic.
Also, read Director Dr. Mike Peirson's insightful article on chicken waste (litter) issues.
VES Director Dr. Mike Peirson, an expert on aquaculture, writes here about how shellfish aquaculture benefits our waterways.
Shorekeeper Dave Burden mans our booth at the Watershed Walk area of the annual Onancock Harborfest, where
a number of conservation organizations talk to the public and especially provide information to youngsters