The great skiff race
Seems like a broken record, but the family boatbuilding skiffs were once again the best ever. Now numbering 80, these little jewels are everywhere and none of them are planters yet. We had young and old, rich and poor—a cross section of humanity—all working together with common purpose.
RCCF awards grants totaling $45,000
Grants Committee chairman Leland James noted RCCF’s ability in 2009 to increase the amount of grant money awarded from last year, despite the tough economic climate. Letters of intent were received from more than 50 worthy organizations and 17 selected grant recipients received over $45,000.
Signup deadline is Friday for ‘storm tides’ workshop
On Thursday, July 30, researchers from Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) will host a workshop to help residents understand the factors that impact storm tide risk in their communities. The workshop is titled “Understanding Storm Tides and Sea Level Change: What coastal communities need to know”.
‘Woods in Your Backyard’ workshop
Owners of only a few acres can make a positive difference in their environment through planning and implementing simple management practices, but often it is hard to determine just what the right course of action would be.