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Virginia CZM Program Accomplishments

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In addition to the Virginia Coastal Zone Management magazine, the following publications highlight Virginia CZM Program accomplishments:


Semi-Annual Success Stories Submitted to NOAA ("Section C" Reports) -

Stories about how the Virginia CZM Program ...

Virginia CZM Focal Area Summaries-Accomplishments -

NOAA Evaluations of Virginia CZM Program -

(Routine evaluation of Virginia CZM Program by NOAA - report highlights program successes and areas needing improvement)

Annual CZMA Funding Summary-Accomplishments Fact Sheets-

Planning District Commission Accomplishments Report -


The Otter Award for environmental education in VAVirginia CZM Recognized for Support of Environmental Education

The Virginia CZM Program was awarded the 2012 “Otter” award by the Virginia Resource Use Education Council in recognition of it's 23 years of support for environmental education in Virginia.  Through NOAA, Virginia CZM has invested over $2M in federal and state coastal management funding to support environmental education every year since 1989. The VCZMP's support has made possible professional development for teachers, an annual environmental education conference, pass-through grants to schools, and many other projects to promote coastal environmental literacy and Chesapeake Bay stewardship. Because of the Virginia CZM's strong and sustained support, environmental science concepts are now integrated throughout Virginia's K-12 science education standards.




Virginia CZM Program 
Accomplishments Fact Sheets:

For more information about these Virginia CZM Program coordinated and funded projects and initiatives, please contact Laura McKay, VA CZM Program Manager at Laura.McKay
; (804) 698-4323
or Virginia Witmer, Virginia CZM Program Outreach Coordinator at Virginia.Witmer
; (804) 698-4320.


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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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