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Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Virginia's Path to Clean Water


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presentation given by Virginia Outreach Manager for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Virginia's Path to Clean Water

  1. 1. Virginia’s Path to Clean Water Photo by Annette Conniff
  2. 2. Photo by Neil Ever Osborne, iLCP
  3. 3. Photo by Yuri Huta
  4. 4. Photo by Bill Portlock
  5. 5. Photo by Katherine Lloyd Charting a Course to Success: The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint
  6. 6. Voters say the environment is important to them personally and want it to be a priority for the next governor. Recent Polling Please note: As a 501(c)3 organization, CBF does not endorse candidates.
  7. 7. Recent Polling Voter support for Chesapeake Bay restoration was among the strongest opinions expressed: A near unanimous majority strongly support placing continued priority on implementing the regional plan to clean up the Bay. For over 30 years, Virginia has worked with the federal government, five other states, and the District of Columbia to restore the Chesapeake Bay, including recently implementing a new Blueprint to clean up the Bay. Do you support or oppose Virginia continuing to implement its part of the Blueprint to clean up the Bay?
  8. 8. Reduce Pollution Photo by Morgan Heim, iLCP Fund Agriculture Cost-Share Programs Fund Grants to reduce polluted runoff from urban and suburban sectors Develop Strong local Watershed Implementation Plans Support Existing Programs
  9. 9. Support Funding for Virginia Agriculture Cost-Share Program
  10. 10. Photo by Bobby Whitescarver These practices don’t just help us keep our streams cleaner; they help me be a more efficient farmer. Scott Buchanan, Triple B Farms in Augusta County Support Funding for Virginia Agriculture Cost-Share Program
  11. 11. Photo by Krista Schlyer, iLCP Support Funding for the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund
  12. 12. Top Photo from Google Earth; bottom Photo by Stephen B Geissler I doubt this project would have been built without SLAF funding. SLAF funding provided an impetus to county decision-makers to provide additional funds to address stormwater issues in the neighborhood. Fran Geissler, Stormwater Director James City County Support Funding for the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund The garden beautifies one side of the church and also helps our neighbors. The more water we hold back, the less flooding they will have downstream. Pastor Stephen Wiley Grace Baptist Church
  13. 13. Photo by CBF Staff Develop and Implement a Strong Phase III Plan
  14. 14. Photo by CBF Staff Support the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act
  15. 15. Restore Oysters and Other Iconic Fisheries Photo by Krista Schlyer, iLCP
  16. 16. Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program People lost confidence in eating oysters. Now, we’re reaping the rewards of cleaner water. Chris Ludford, owner of Ludford Brothers Oyster Company, a Lynnhaven River oyster farm Support Funding for Oyster Replenishment and Restoration
  17. 17. Photo by CBF Staff Maintain Science-based Crab Management Strategies
  18. 18. Photo courtesy of iStock Adopt Science-based Menhaden Management Strategies
  19. 19. Strengthen Local Communities Photo by CBF Staff
  20. 20. Photo by Skip Stiles Combat Sea-Level Rise-Related Flooding Using Natural Solutions
  21. 21. Photo by CBF Staff It gives us the opportunity to educate our community about how food is grown and what healthy food looks like. It also gives us the opportunity to talk about what shouldn’t go in the river. Pastor Ralph Hodge, Second Baptist Church of South Richmond One Project, Multiple Benefits
  22. 22. Photo by Bobby Whitescarver Protect Drinking Water Supplies
  23. 23. Photo by Karine Aigner, iLCP Protect Human Health and Promote Recreational Usage
  24. 24. Photo by CBF staff Students equate learning with the classroom. They are often not exposed to nature in any form. This gives them a chance to be away from electronics and develop a real love for nature. Students make connections best if they can see, hear, smell and touch what they are learning. Mindy Kelly, teacher at Colonial Heights Middle School Promote Environmental Literacy for Future Generations
  25. 25. Materials Brochure, Postcard, Website, Petition
  26. 26. Photo by CBF Staff Sign our postcard to the gubernatorial candidates. Review our background report for more information. Share the action plan with Virginia’s statewide and local candidates and urge them to continue Virginia’s efforts to restore the Bay for future generations. Stay engaged at Join Us on the Path to Clean Water!