River Hero Homes: Every time it rains, fertilizers, herbicides, bacteria from pet waste, and chemicals flow from our properties into local waterways. This pollution can make it unsafe for people and wildlife. Join other residents of the James River watershed in becoming a River Hero Home to protect the health and beauty of our local streams and rivers.
The Living Shoreline Academy, created by Restore America’s Estuaries and North Carolina Coastal Federation, is a series of online modules created for homeowners. The description from the website: “This modular training provides a basic introduction for property owners and others who are seeking to learn more about their options for shoreline stabilization, and especially living shoreline techniques. Each module will provide information to help you understand the process of shoreline erosion and stabilization and whether a living shoreline project may or may not be right for a specific property.
The Center for Coastal Resources Management, part of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, provides comprehensive information on living shorelines on their website. Their Living Shoreline Story Map provides several examples of local living shoreline projects.
Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Directory lists over 175 CBLP-certified professionals who bring a wealth of experience to sustainable landscaping projects. The goal of the directory is to help connect potential clients and collaborators with qualified professionals.
askHRgreen.org is a region-wide public service initiative that educates, engages and motivates citizens to make good environmental choices in Hampton Roads. askHRgreen.org is a force and a resource, working to help citizens improve and protect waterways, infrastructure and recycling activities through information and inspiration.
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