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Virginia CZM Program: 2012 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

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Town of Cape Charles 

Project Title:

Cape Charles Jetty Pier Kiosk 

Project Description as Proposed:

The Town of Cape Charles will work with the Virginia CZM Program to design a two-sided kiosk including seven (7) 30”w x 36”h interpretative panels and one (1) 30"w x 36"h bulletin case for town announcements to be located near the entrance of the Cape Charles Jetty – a central and well-trafficked location in the community.  The kiosk will replace multiple signs currently on site by consolidating the information from these signs onto the kiosk panels.  This will help visually clean up an area that has started to look quite ‘busy’ with information.  The kiosk will primarily educate the public about the town of Cape Charles and its place in Eastern Shore history and ecology – of note will be the restored dunes system that runs the length of the town’s public beach which is 2300 feet and the nearby Cape Charles Natural Area Preserve.  The panels will also highlight wildlife in the surrounding area – of note will be the town’s location on a neotropical migratory songbird corridor, the shorebirds that may be visible from, and using, the pier and the beach and the marine fishes visitors might glimpse from the pier - which is a prime fishing spot so regulations also will be provided on the kiosk.  Panels on the kiosk  will display historical information about the Chesapeake Bay Crater, provide an aerial overview map of the town’s shoreline highlighting key points of interest, and raise awareness about marine debris and what steps the public can take to reduce this debris.  The bulletin case will enable the town to post fishing and safety notice and rules as well as local events of interest.  Virginia CZM Program and NOAA funding for the sign will be acknowledged.  The kiosk will not only benefit visitors but also will educate and inform local residents and emphasize stewardship of the Town’s natural and historic resources and supporting its unique opportunities in the ecotourism market. 



Project Contact:

Rob Testerman, 757.331.3259 x15; 

Project Status:

5/1/2014 - 9/30/14; Project Open 

Final Product Received:


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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