Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act

Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act

On October 19, 2009, the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act (also known as the Cardin-Cummings Bill) was introduced in our federal Congress. The bill ensures that seven Bay jurisdictions develop and implement detailed plans to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution to healthy levels by 2025. If this bill passes it will help put Virginia rivers and the Chesapeake Bay on the road to recovery.

For too long we have talked about what needs to be done to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries without taking the necessary steps to bring about results. It is time to act. This bill (House Bill 3852 and Senate Bill 1816) is an important step in the direction of action. Not only does this bill ensure that we significantly reduce pollution by 2025, it provides valuable resources to localities and states to help make sure the job gets done.

The Lynnhaven River NOW Executive Committee has taken a public position in support of the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act and has met with Congressman Nye to encourage him to become a co-sponsor. If you agree that this help for the Bay is needed, please contact Congressman Nye and Senators Webb and Warner to voice your support.

Congressman Glen Nye:
116 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4215
Fax: 202-225-4218
Or you can send an email through his website, http://nye.house.gov/

Senator Mark Warner:
459A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295
Or you can send an email through his website, http://warner.senate.gov/

Senator Jim Webb:
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-4024
Toll Free Phone: 866-507-1570
Fax: 202-228-6363
Or you can send an email through his website, http://webb.senate.gov/

More information about the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act can be found at www.cbf.org.

EVENTS CALENDAR

January 2019

First Advocacy Dinner

January 7, 2019
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Monday, January 7th, Croc’s 19th Street Bistro, 6:30 PM

Are you interested to learning more about what to expect in this year’s Virginia General Assembly session and hear updates on what is happening with the seismic testing permits and offshore drilling? You will also meet others in our community who are also interested in following legislative initiatives related protecting our natural resources. And hear from speakers working on a variety of issues.

Our first Advocacy Dinner will be held at Croc’s 19th Street Bistro at 6:30 on Monday, January 7th. Registration and payment of $15 is due in advance. You can register by calling our office at 757-962-5398 or sending an email to Office@LRNow.org and we will call you . There are 20 spaces available and you will have four entree options for your dinner.

https://www.lynnhavenrivernow.org/advocacy/

GWIC Program-Returning Teachers

January 11, 2019
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Workshops

Growing Wetlands in the Classroom Program


January 11th and 12th at the Brock Environmental Center


For returning teachers:
Please plan to pick up your plants at the Brock Environmental Center between 4 and 6 PM on Friday, January 11th. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398.

For teachers new to the program:
Mandatory training on Saturday, January 12, 9 AM-2 PM at the Brock Environmental Center. Your plants will be available for pick up at the workshop. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398

GWIC

Waterway Cleanup

January 12, 2019
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Events

Our first cleanup to kick off 2019 will take place on Saturday, January 12 from 9am-noon at MOCA. To register to participate please email office@lrnow.org or call (757) 962-5398. This is a kid-friendly location

Location: VA Museum of Contemporary Art (2200 Parks Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451)

Learn more about our monthly Waterway Cleanups 

 

 

GWIC Program-teachers new to the program

January 12, 2019
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Workshops

Growing Wetlands in the Classroom Program


January 11th and 12th at the Brock Environmental Center


For returning teachers:
Please plan to pick up your plants at the Brock Environmental Center between 4 and 6 PM on Friday, January 11th. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398.

For teachers new to the program:
Mandatory training on Saturday, January 12, 9 AM-2 PM at the Brock Environmental Center. Your plants will be available for pick up at the workshop. Questions: Contact Jody@LRNow.org or call 757-962-5398

GWIC

Discover Virginia Beach-Winter Wildlife Festival

January 26, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Join us for this month's Discover Virginia Beach series as we attend


a walk-up workshop: Hometown Habitat and then tour the Exhibit Hall at the Princess Anne Recreation Center. This workshop is part of the Winter Wildlife Festival presented by Virginia Beach Parks and Rec and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.


 


About the workshop-


Hometown Habitat: How Native Plants Support Bird Diversity


 


Ages 10 & up • Insects are a critical part of the food web that birds and other wildlife depend on for survival. In this session we’ll watch an excerpt of Catherine Zimmerman’s Hometown Habitat film, which beautifully illustrates how our landscape choices directly impact insect and bird diversity. Following the film there will be a Q&A led by Carol A. Heiser, Habitat Education Coordinator of the DGIF.


 


*No Fee *Please RSVP office@lrnow.org or call Terri @ 757-962-5398


 


Learn more about the Winter Wildlife Festival here:


https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/Pages/winter-wildlife-festival.aspx


 

Loading...