Nature Conservancy's $500,000 Grant Aids Va. Oysters - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Nature Conservancy's $500,000 Grant Aids Va. Oysters

Posted:
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A large-scale oyster sanctuary is being constructed in the Piankatank River as part of a project to restore the briny delicacy to 10 Virginia tributaries by 2025.
    
Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday announced a $500,000 grant from The Nature Conservancy to help construct the $3.8 million project. The conservancy is part of a joint venture between the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, the Army Corps of Engineers and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    
The Piankatank project in Middlesex County is aimed at bolstering oyster stocks throughout the river.
    
McAuliffe said the sanctuary will help clean the water, provide habitat for other species and create future generations of the hard shell.
    
The reef will be off limits to oyster harvesting.
    
Disease and pollution decimated the Chesapeake Bay's oyster stocks.
  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Maryland's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open

    Maryland's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open

    11/22/2017 08:01:00 -05:002017-11-22 13:01:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:18 AM EST2017-11-22 14:18:08 GMT
    Peninsula Alternative Health is located on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)Peninsula Alternative Health is located on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)
    The first Maryland medical marijuana dispensary on Delmarva could open within weeks in Salisbury. Other dispensaries are preparing to open as well, possibly next year. They will all do so with a unique set of challenges.More
    The first Maryland medical marijuana dispensary on Delmarva could open within weeks in Salisbury. Other dispensaries are preparing to open as well, possibly next year. They will all do so with a unique set of challenges.More
  • Terminix Fined $9.2M for Pesticide Use That Poisoned Del. Family

    Terminix Fined $9.2M for Pesticide Use That Poisoned Del. Family

    11/22/2017 09:10:00 -05:002017-11-22 14:10:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:10 AM EST2017-11-22 14:10:42 GMT
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    A pest control company will pay more than $9 million in criminal fines tied to the use of a banned pesticide that sickened a Delaware family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2015.More
    A pest control company will pay more than $9 million in criminal fines tied to the use of a banned pesticide that sickened a Delaware family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2015.More
  • Second US Judge Halts Proposed Transgender Military Ban

    Second US judge halts proposed transgender military ban

    11/22/2017 03:30:00 -05:002017-11-22 08:30:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 7:52 AM EST2017-11-22 12:52:07 GMT
    (Photo: AP)(Photo: AP)
    Another federal judge has halted a proposed transgender military ban, expanding on an initial ruling issued last month against the plan by President Donald Trump's administration.More
    Another federal judge has halted a proposed transgender military ban, expanding on an initial ruling issued last month against the plan by President Donald Trump's administration.More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
  • First Maryland Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open on Delmarva

    First Maryland Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set to Open on Delmarva

    The first Maryland medical marijuana dispensary on Delmarva could open within weeks in Salisbury. Other dispensaries are preparing to open as well, possibly next year. They will all do so with a unique set of challenges.

    More

    The first Maryland medical marijuana dispensary on Delmarva could open within weeks in Salisbury. Other dispensaries are preparing to open as well, possibly next year. They will all do so with a unique set of challenges.

    More
  • Feral Cat Sanctuary Opening in Worcester County

    Feral Cat Sanctuary Opening in Worcester County

    BERLIN, Md. - A feral cat sanctuary is getting ready to open its doors in Berlin this spring.For about four years now -- five feral cats have taken shelter in a makeshift hut behind Mick Carmody's workshop in Berlin. "They might be homeless, but they hav

    More

    BERLIN, Md. - A feral cat sanctuary is getting ready to open its doors in Berlin this spring.For about four years now -- five feral cats have taken shelter in a makeshift hut behind Mick Carmody's workshop in Berlin. "They might be homeless, but they hav

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices