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Virginia approves 2 permits for removing water from coal ash ponds

From: Bill Hayden

Sent: January 14, 2016 at 5:31 pm

DEQ to renew commitment to citizen water monitoring

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2015

Contact: Bill Hayden
(804) 698-4447
william.hayden@deq.virginia.gov

RICHMOND, VA. -- The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will renew an agreement supporting citizen water quality monitoring and thank the hundreds of Virginians who dedicate their time to this effort at an event Wednesday, November 18, 2015.

For more than 15 years, DEQ has partnered with state and local conservation organizations to give citizens the tools and training needed to accurately assess water quality. The information these volunteers collect is used at the local, state and federal levels to identify potential water quality problems -- and to find solutions.

DEQ Director David K. Paylor will join leaders from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Izaak Walton League of America, Virginia Citizens for Water Quality and Virginia Water Monitoring Council to sign a new partnership agreement supporting citizen water quality monitoring.

The November 18 event at Browns Island (directly across from Tredegar Iron Works on Tredegar Street in downtown Richmond) is open to the public. The signing event will begin at 1:30 p.m.

From: Bill Hayden

Sent: November 16, 2015 at 11:22 am

Drought watch lifted for Roanoke River basin

From: Bill Hayden

Sent: November 03, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Drought watch issued for Roanoke River basin

From: Bill Hayden

Sent: September 15, 2015 at 9:31 am

Proposed consent order addresses Honeywell violations

From: Bill Hayden

Sent: August 24, 2015 at 9:44 am