Virginia CZM Program: 2011 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Virginia Coastal Zone Management
Program Office

Project Title:

Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program Outreach and Publications

Project Description as Proposed:

This task funds the Virginia CZM Program Outreach Coordinator position. This position develops and implements a Multi-Media Outreach Strategy for the Virginia CZM Program, which is evaluated annually and adjusted as needed. The goal is to effectively communicate key CZM messages to the program’s target audiences - state, local and non-governmental partners, federal and state legislators, and the general public - to raise awareness and increase understanding of coastal resource issues, encourage stewardship of Virginia’s coastal resources, and heighten the Virginia CZM’s visibility and unique position to coordinate solutions to cross-cutting coastal problems.  This task also provides funds for producing, printing and distributing the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Magazine and other communication/education/marketing materials, as this and other Virginia CZM grant task budgets allow. Specific deliverables include: a) development and implementation of a Virginia CZM Multi-Media Outreach Strategy – submitted will be a summary report on implementation and outcomes of the strategy, b) Development of new printed media and maintenance of existing media, c) coordination and/or delivery of hosted or co-sponsored events and training, and d) improve and expand the Virginia CZM website

Federal Funding:


Project Contact:

Virginia Witmer, 804.698.4320;

Project Status:

10/1/11 - 9/30/12; Project Completed

Final Product Received:

Virginia CZM Program Outreach Activities Final Report (PDF) 

Project Summary Provided by Grantee:



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:

A more detailed Scope of Work for this project is available. Please direct your request for a copy to

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

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