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Marine Debris Program Presents at the Elizabeth River Project Habitat Quality Meeting

JULY 19, 2021 ─ On July 13, the Marine Debris Program (MDP) Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator Christy Kehoe presented at a virtual Elizabeth River Project Habitat Quality meeting. The Elizabeth River Project is a non-profit based in Virginia with a mission to restore the Elizabeth River to the highest practical level of environmental quality through government, business, and community partnerships.

 

Riverbank with building and vegetation in the background.
Oyster reefs near to shore. Image credit: Elizabeth River Project.

The July meeting brought together over 25 Elizabeth River stakeholders across disciplines to discuss updating and developing the Elizabeth River Project Habitat Quality Group’s Watershed Action Plan to be effective, affordable, and acceptable to the community. 

Christy presented background information on the NOAA MDP, shared examples of MDP-led regional efforts such as the development of the Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Action Plan, and highlighted upcoming federal funding opportunities. Other meeting presenters shared highlights of additional prevention reduction activities across the state. 

Other presenters and topics included the Virginia Department of Forestry’s tree canopy analysis, City of Norfolk’s Green Infrastructure Plan, and bird habitat analysis within the watershed, as well as Virginia Department of Natural Heritage, on rare, threatened, and endangered species,

For more information please contact NOAA MDP Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator Christy.Kehoe@noaa.gov

Last updated Friday, July 23, 2021 6:33pm PDT