Looking for a Way to Help Virginia and the Bay? (and Perhaps Win $15,000)

Earlier in November, the Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), The James River Association (JRA), and the Potomac Conservancy announced a competition to challenge teams of development professionals to demonstrate cost-effective approaches to replicating pre-development hydrology on several development sites across the state.  TheVirginia Low Impact Design Competition is being organized by FOR, JRA and the Potomac Conservancy and is funded by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  Additional organizational partners of the Virginia LID Competition are the Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Environment Virginia, and Virginia Lakes and Watersheds. First-place awards of $15,000 will be given for each of three design areas are open for competition: suburban, mixed-use development; urban redevelopment; and green roadways.  The deadline for submitting entries is February 17, 2012.  Announcement of finalists will take place at the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association’s annual conference in March, and the winners will be announced at the Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington, Virginia in April.  More information: is available at http://www.virginialidcomp.org/index.html