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Tag archive for ‘Chesapeake Bay Restoration’

Ahyayha.com + Partners Prepare to Launch Shenandoah Valley Trout Restoration Project

Ahyayha.com in cooperation with local conservation organizations and governmental entities is preparing to launch a streambank restoration project south of New Market, Virginia. The project, planned for Smith Creek, a tributary of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, has a long-term goalĀ to restore native Brook Trout. Ahyayha’s role will be to help provide matching […]

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Conserv Tests Efficacy of Market-based Pollution Reduction Practices

This fall, working with a host of for profit, non-profit, and government partners, Conserv plans on testing the efficacy of market-based pollution management practices to meet EPA’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment. The test will primarily be comprised of a simulation, similar to the Buy, Sell, Trade Game developed by […]

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Rappahannock Exchange 2.0 Proposal Nearing Completion

Since the day after the December 9, 2009 Rappahannock River Basin Symposium, Incentivizing Restoration through a Chesapeake Bay Economy, during which 130 citizens concerned about the health of the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay examined a proposal to create a “Chesapeake Bay Economy” via a “Rappahannock Exchange”, Conserv has been busy working with parties on […]

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Conserv to Convene Rappahannock Marketplace Business Council March, 2010

As a result of the symposium Incentivizing Restoration through a Chesapeake Bay Economy held in December, 2009, Conserv, working with a grassroots consortium of business, government, and NGO partners, will facilitate the launch of the Rappahannock Marketplace Business Council to create the Business Plan for the Rappahannock Marketplace – also known as the Rappahannock Exchange. […]

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A Mythical Restored Chesapeake Bay?

Months ago, after leaving a government job to work nearly full time for Conserv, my wife and I scrutinized our financial spreadsheet and reduced expenses. One of things that had to go was T.V., a difficult choice, sports fan that I am. In its place, I’ve rediscovered radio, albeit 21st century style, through the magic […]

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Incentivizing Restoration through a Chesapeake Bay Economy – Symposium Summary

A capacity crowd of approximately 130 persons attended the 2009 Rappahannock Symposium at Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg. Particularly noteworthy was the diversity of attendees, with approximately 30% from the for-profit private sector. Complete findings from the Symposium will be available from the Rappahannock River Basin Commission in the coming weeks. One-half of the day […]

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Conserv Audio Podcast Interview with Eldon James on Economic Development to Restore the Chesapeake Bay

In this 40 minute lively interview, Rappahannock River Basin Commission Coordinator Eldon James discusses the Commission’s new initiative to use an economic development platform to restore the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay with Conserv Executive Director Michael Collins. Details about the agenda for the December 9 Symposium, Incentivizing Restoration through a Chesapeake Bay Economy, […]

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Conserv releases Rappahannock Exchange Prospectus

Conserv, working with the Rappahannock River Basin Commission, The Virginia Department of Forestry, and Members of the Commission Non-point Source Workgroup, have completed a Prospectus of the proposed Rappahannock Exchange. The Cover Page and Table of Contents of the Exchange are provided below: The Rappahannock Exchange A Bioregional Marketplace to restore the Rappahannock River and […]

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Conveners of Rappahannock Exchange Invite the Public to Synergize Government and Commerce

Imagine a day in the not too distant future when the government and private sector work in concert to achieve Chesapeake Bay restoration. Imagine watershed-based marketplaces found in every major river basin transacting products and services, every one of which, contributes to bringing the Bay back to life. Imagine communities, businesses, and landowners interacting within […]

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Invitations from Rappahannock Exchange Conveners to be sent Monday, November 2

An Invitation signed by more than a dozen “conveners” of the proposed Rappahannock Exchange, and Chairman of the Rappahannock River Basin Commission, Emmett Hanger, will be released this coming Monday. The event is scheduled for December 9 at the University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus. The event is also open to the public. A “Prospectus” […]

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Rappahannock River Basin Symposium Flyer – Mark your Calendar – December 9

Just released from the Rappahannock River Basin Commission: 2009 Rappahannock River Basin Symposium Creating a Bay-friendly Economy The Rappahannock River Basin Commission, in conjunction with The Virginia Department of Forestry, Conserv, and other partners, will host the 2009 Rappahannock River Symposium called Creating a Bay-friendly Economy. The symposium will be a highly interactive educational opportunity. […]

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