Virginia CZM Recognized for Support of Environmental Education
The Virginia CZM Program was awarded the 2012 “Otter” award by the Virginia Resource Use Education Council in recognition of it's 23 years of support for environmental education in Virginia. Through NOAA, Virginia CZM has invested over $2M in federal and state coastal management funding to support environmental education every year since 1989. The VCZMP's support has made possible professional development for teachers, an annual environmental education conference, pass-through grants to schools, and many other projects to promote coastal environmental literacy and Chesapeake Bay stewardship. Because of the Virginia CZM's strong and sustained support, environmental science concepts are now integrated throughout Virginia's K-12 science education standards.
The Virginia CZM Program is 25 years old! Read about the accomplishments of the program's partners in our special anniversary issue of the "Virginia Coastal Zone Management" magazine released December 2011.
On April 21, 2012, Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources Doug Domenech penned an Op-Ed in the Daily Press celebrating the 25th anniversary of Virginia CZM and highlighting investments made to preserve Virginia’s coastal resources. Read the Secretary’s Op-Ed “Investing in the Future of Our Coast” at:
In addition to the Virginia Coastal Zone Management magazine, the following publications highlight Virginia CZM Program accomplishments:
Annual CZMA Funding Summaries-Accomplishments -
Focal Area Summaries-Accomplishments -
Semi-Annual Success Stories Submitted to NOAA ("Section C" Reports) -
NOAA Evaluations of Virginia CZM Program -
(Routine evaluation of Virginia CZM Program by NOAA - report highlights program successes and areas needing improvement)
Planning District Commission Accomplishments Report -