Land application to be considered
Following a “sewage summit” on April 14, Jim Pyne, chief of the Small Communities Division of Hampton Roads Sanitation Division (HRSD), said the HRSD Commission will consider a request to perform a land application study as a way to dispose of wastewater in the Saluda and Urbanna area.
posted 04.22.2009Time to battle bagworms
The bagworm is a general pest of trees and shrubs. The caterpillar of a moth, the bagworm constructs a carrot-shaped, or ice cream cone shaped, case or bag formed from plant material. They attack both deciduous trees and evergreens, but are especially damaging to Leyland cypress, juniper, arborvitae, spruce pine and cedar (most conifers).
posted 04.22.2009Chesapeake Bay blue crab population increases
Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley recently announced that the Chesapeake Bay’s adult population of blue crabs has increased substantially over last year, indicating management measures put into place in 2008 to address population declines are working.
posted 04.21.2009VMRC delays new crab regulations until May
A series of commercial crab regulations scheduled for a public hearing on April 28 will be delayed for a month as fishery managers prepare additional regulatory options for consideration by the nine-member commission.