Virginia CZM Program: 2018 Coastal Grant Project Description and Final Summary

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Grantee:

George Washington Regional Commission

Project Title:

George Washington Regional Commission Technical Assistance

Project Description:

The project offers four 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 Stormwater Managers Technical Committee; 2) assisting the City of Fredericksburg in participating in the Community Rating System and helping Caroline County explore participating in CRS; 3) providing staff support to the Plant Central Rappahannock Natives Campaign and 4) benefits accrued from prior CZM grants.

The Regional Stormwater 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 stormwater regulations and best practices. Members have participated well and given positive and constructive feedback.

The City of Fredericksburg has a history of devastating flooding. The City would like assistance in preparing to take part in the Community Rating System (CRS) to not only lower flood insurance premiums but also to mitigate flood damage in the future. Caroline County is also interested in exploring the possibility of participating in CRS.

The Plant Central Rappahannock Natives Campaign wishes to explore establishing a Virginia Native Plant Society local chapter and merge the two groups for long term viability. Staff will support the Campaign’s preliminary exploration of this concept in preparation for a potential FY19 special project to further this work.

Federal Funding:

$34,500

Project Contact:

Kate Gibson, 540.642.1579, gibson@gwregion.org

Project Status:

10/1/18 - 9/30/19; 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 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 or April.Bahen@deq.virginia.gov.

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