Virginia CZM Program: 2017 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

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George Washington Regional Commission 

Project Title:

George Washington Regional Commission Coastal Zone Management Assistance 

Project Description:

The project offers three components to provide technical assistance and planning support to the local governments of the George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) service area. These components include: 1) the continuation of support for the Regional Storm water Managers Technical Committee; 2) planning and design of signage for storm water best management practices at public access areas throughout the planning district; and 3) benefits accrued from prior CZM grants.

The Regional Storm water Managers Technical Committee will continue to meet quarterly to discuss topics of mutual interest including any new or revised regulatory changes, best practices, and other matters important to the group. This group has been effective in facilitating and propagating the latest changes in the storm water regulations and best practices.  Members have participated well and given positive and constructive feedback.

Increasing public awareness about the importance of storm water management and the environmental value provided by related best management practices (BMPs) is a critical component of a successful storm water management program. The GW region has numerous BMP facilities which help to reduce storm water runoff and pollutant loads to local waterways. The technical assistance provided by the grant will enhance storm water education initiatives in the GW region through the development of BMP sign designs which describe the benefits provided by BMPs, connection to local water quality and the Chesapeake Bay, and steps citizens can implement to reduce their impact on storm water pollution. 

Federal Funding:


Project Contact:

Linda Millsaps, 540.642.1580;  

Project Status:

10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018; Project Open 

Final Product:


Project Summary:


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

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



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

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