The Inlet: Chesapeake Stewardship Course & Norfolk Wins Resilience Americorps Grant

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Stewardship Course This Fall

Starting September 15, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will offer a Richmond-based adult education course called VoiCes (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards).  The eight-class course will focus on water quality and stewardship topics like the history and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and James River, wastewater rand stormwater issues, fisheries updates, and citizen advocacy.  For more information, contact Blair Blanchette at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation at 804-780-1392 or  The course costs $35 for an individual, $50 for a couple. Applications are due by September 7.

Norfolk Wins Resilience Americorps Grant

Logo TransNorfolk is slated to receive a $25,000 Resilience Americorps grant along with Americorps VISTA members to help the city handle risks related to climate change, specifically rising sea levels, flooding, and stormwater.  One of ten cities to be granted the designation, the city will use the funding to expand its two resiliency programs and aid its most vulnerable citizens.  To learn more about the grant, read the press release from the Corporation for National & Community Service.