Virginia CZM Program 2010 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

Project Task:

12.01

Grantee:

Accomack County

Project Title:

Accomack County Blue Sustainable Community Project

Project Description as Proposed:

Accomack County worked with the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) to develop the Accomack County Blue & Green Infrastructure Study. The Accomack County Blue & Green Infrastructure Study Report is being prepared and will be completed in June 2010.During FY 2010, Accomack County will continue to work with the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) to develop a Blue and Green Infrastructure Development Guide and Web Page. The guide and web page will help the development community learn about Accomack County’s blue and green infrastructure assets and how to protect them through improved development practices such as clustering and low impact design. Accomack County will also integrate Sustainable Community information into the Comprehensive Plan and the Accomack County web pages by preparing information on Sea Level Rise, Alternative Energy, the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, Erosion and Sediment Control, and Stormwater Management. The FY 2010 Accomack County Sustainable Community Project has six tasks that will build on the completed Accomack County Blue & Green Infrastructure Study.Blue & Green Infrastructure Development GuideBlue & Green Infrastructure Development WorkshopBlue & Green Infrastructure Web PageSustainable Community Comprehensive Plan Element Sustainable Community WorkshopSustainable Community Web Page UpdatesGreen Infrastructure Center staff time and their contract staff will be used to provide the required project matching funds.

Federal Funding:

$35,000

Project Contact:

Tom Brockenbrough, 757.787.5797; tbrockenbrough@co.accomack.va.us

Project Status:

10/1/2010 - 4/30/2011

Final Product Received:

Final Report Accomack County Sustainable Community Project (pdf)

Strategies for Conserving the Green Infrastructure of Accomack County, Virginia (pdf)

Project Summary Provided by Grantee:

Working with information developed by the Green Infrastructure Center (GIC) and students from the University of Virginia, Accomack County developed a guide entitled Blue and Green Infrastructure in Accomack County and Blue & Green Infrastructure Web Page. 

Together, the guide and web page will help the public and development community learn about Accomack’s Blue and Green Infrastructure as well as methods to protect them through practices such as clustering and low impact design.  The copies are being distributed to developers and the public as both in hard copy and available for download on the web page.  The report prepared the University of Virginia students, Strategies for Conserving the Green Infrastructure of Accomack County, Virginia has been printed with limited copies but is also on the web page.  As part of the grant a workshop was also held in September 2010 concerning Blue and Green Infrastructure and how to preserve it for both the public and the development community.

An additional workshop was held in September to seek input from the public on both the development of a Sustainable Community Comprehensive Plan Element and to integrate sustainable community information into County web pages with respect to Sea Level Rise, Alternative Energy, Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, Erosion and Sediment Control, and Stormwater Management.  A draft Comprehensive Plan element was completed and sustainable community was incorporated into existing pages on the web site.  New pages were created for some elements that did not already have pages on the site.

Disclaimer: This project summary provides the federal dollars initially awarded to the grantee. Due to underexpenditure or reprogramming of grant funds, this figure may change. For more information on the allocation of coastal grant funds, please contact Laura McKay, Virginia Coastal Program Manager, at 804.698.4323 or email: Laura.McKay@deq.virginia.gov

A more detailed Scope of Work for this project is available. Please direct your request for a copy to Virginia.Witmer@deq.virginia.gov

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