This area includes Small Coastal West and Small Coastal East subwatersheds in Virginia Beach.
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Land Use (urban/rural)
Mostly federal and state
Land Use p 8. Figure 2
Names of Federal or State Properties
Joint Expeditionary Base-Fort Story
First Landing State Park
Major Bodies of Water and Salinity
Recreation Areas (access points, natural areas, parks)
Public beach access
Flora and Fauna
The Bay Coastal watershed boasts some of the most biologically diverse waterways in the country. Tropical and semi-tropical plants thrive here along with temperate plants.
Plants of Interest
Trees: Dogwood, live oak, beech, holly, loblolly pine, persimmon
prickly-pear cactus: a fleshy edible fruit sometimes used to make jelly. This plant stores large quantities of water in their stems. The large, fleshy parts of the plant are actually the stems while the prickly spines are the leaves.
yucca plant: A member of the lily family; sword-shaped leaves; Symbiotic relationship exists between the yucca plant and the tiny yucca moth.
Animals of Interest
Crabs, Finfish & Shellfish
Blue Crab (Market Names: hard-shell crab, soft-shell crab)
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