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Bay Clean Up Plan Open To The Public This Month

By: Ann Neil Cosby. This was posted Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

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Virginia’s Phase II Watershed Improvement Plan was submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on March 30, 2012, as discussed here and here. The formal public comment period on the plan will conclude on May 31.

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is supplementing the formal comment period by working with its partners to hold a series of public meetings on the Phase II WIP across the state. These will aim to provide a brief update on the status of the Phase II WIP, the next steps in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL planning process and to provide local governments, planning district commissions, soil and water conservation districts and stakeholders with a convenient and mostly local opportunity to comment on the Phase II WIP.

Here’s the schedule:

  Date Time Location
Lower James 9-May 6:30-8:30 pm  HRPDC Board Room
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Potomac 15-May 9:30  – 11:30 am Prince William Development Services Building
Room  202
5 County Complex Center
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Middle James 23-May 2:00 – 4:00 pm VCU Trani Life Sciences Building
Room 151 (in annex)
1000 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23284
Eastern Shore 23-May 6:00 – 8:00 pm  Virginia Tech Eastern Shore AREC
33446 Research Dr
Painter, VA 23420
Rappahannock and York 30-May  1:30-3:30 pm Union First Market Bankshares
24010 Partnership Drive
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
Upper James 30-May  9:30-11:30 am Alleghany Government Center
9212 Winterberry Avenue
Covington, VA 24426
Shenandoah 31-May  9:30-11:30 am James Madison University
Festival Conference Center
Highlands Room
Harrisonburg, VA

A copy of Virginia’s Phase II WIP is available here.   If you have questions, concerns or, perhaps, want to support its goals and strategies, I know that our friends at the DCR want to hear from you. And so would I.  Let me know what you think.

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