Entries sought for 2010 Oyster Festival poster
The Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation has announced a contest for the 53rd Urbanna Oyster Festival, set for November 5-6. One of the many festival traditions is an annual poster or print. This year, the foundation will again have a festival poster and wants to include everyone in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the project.
posted 08.04.2010Board not high on proposed ‘will tax’
“It would not generate a great deal of money, but it is one way the county can collect some more money through my office,” Walton told supervisors at their meeting on Tuesday.
Walton said such a tax would have generated $3,574 in 2009.
posted 08.04.2010Study shows Bay clean-up helps boost grasses
A major new study comparing water quality and coverage of underwater grasses throughout Chesapeake Bay from 1984 to 2006 shows a clear link between the abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and levels of nitrogen in Bay waters.
posted 08.03.2010NASA map uses VIMS data on low-oxygen zones
A new global map created by NASA uses data from Professor Bob Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to highlight the connection between human population density, nutrient pollution, and low-oxygen marine "dead zones."