$200,000 grant to restore waterways and oysters in Hampton, Virginia

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has received a grant to help restore Hampton, Virginia waterways.

The $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation‘s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund will help carry out restoration projects that will reduce pollution entering impaired Hampton City waterways, restore the oyster population and educate local residents.

The diverse projects funded by this grant will make a real difference in cutting the pollution that ends up in Hampton waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, furthering Virginia’s progress toward meeting the pollution-reduction goals in the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint,” CBF Virginia Acting Director Christy Everett said. “These measures will also leave a lasting impact by educating and engaging local residents and partners to ensure restoration efforts continue into the future.

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