Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission
A-NPDC Technical Assistance Program
Project Description as Proposed:
The Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission serves two counties and 19 incorporated towns on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The Eastern Shore of Virginia is a 70-mile long peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay that has remained as one of the few remaining rural regions on the Atlantic seaboard despite consistent pressure from future development. The region is unique for its vast wealth of coastal resources. The threats of development and constant changes to the region’s dynamic coastal environment put the socio-economic, natural, and built environments on the Eastern Shore at risk. In 2012, the A-NPDC assumed the role of lead agency for the Eastern Shore of Virginia Climate Adaptation Working Group (CAWG) to coordinate efforts among local, state, and federal representatives of government, aquaculture, agriculture, and community organizations to better plan and mitigate risks associated with climate change and sea level rise. The CAWG along with other A-NPDC efforts such as the Eastern Shore of Virginia Ground Water Committee are working to ensure a productive future for Eastern Shore residents and the natural environment.
During FY2012, A-NPDC will coordinate the CAWG and offer coastal management training opportunities for local government staff and coordinate public education efforts. The A-NPDC will continue to staff the Eastern Shore of Virginia Ground Water Committee, provide GIS services, conduct state and federal environmental reviews, and work with local governments and organizations to address coastal management issues. The A-NPDC will coordinate with the CAWG to compile accounts of coastal change to the built and natural environment to produce the Eastern Shore of Virginia Coastal Change Archive to support adaptation planning efforts and serve as an informational resource. The expected outcome will be improved coastal management on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Curt Smith; 757.787.2936, firstname.lastname@example.org
10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013; Project Open
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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