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Virginia Struggling with Oyster Restoration Efforts

This morning, state fisheries managers from around the Chesapeake Bay and the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Bay Office begin a two-day meeting in the Northern Neck. On their agenda are the next steps for a bay-wide oyster restoration strategy and how to measure its success. Virginia is struggling with how to do this and must decide soon or face losing two-million dollars in federal funding in a tough economy. WCVE Nothern Neck Correspondent Pamela D'Angelo reports.

Despite BUI Arrests, Alcohol Remains Part of Boating Culture

Recent high-profile alcohol-related boating accidents have underscored the need for boater education. During the last three years, law enforcement officials on Virginia waters have seen only a slight increase in arrests for boating under the influence and reckless boating. WCVE correspondent Pamela D’Angelo reports.

PHOTO: BUI-related crash into a channel marker last July on the Rappahannock River.

Photo credit: George Longest, Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Dept.

Baby Peregrine Falcons Relocated From Northern Neck Bridge

Relocation of baby peregrine falcons on a bridge in the Northern Neck has become an annual event.
Yesterday scientists from William and Mary’s Center for Conservation Biology relocated two more, making a total of 28 birds in the last 11 years. WCVE Correspondent Pamela D’Angelo reports.

PHOTO: Baby peregrine falcons are removed from under a bridge by Bryan Watts, a biologist with the College of William and Mary Center for Conservation Biology.

Tragic Accidents Preceed Safe Boating Week

On Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard begins Boating Safety Week. Earlier this month, three high-profile boating accidents were in the headlines for the number of people involved and their tragic circumstances. Virginia law enforcement officials will be out in full force this week to educate the public.
WCVE Northern Neck Correspondent Pamela D’Angelo reports.

PHOTO: Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Portsmouth, hosts tours during a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at Annapolis, Md. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandyn.

Search Still On for Missing Boating Accident Victim

Police are continuing to search for the remaining victim of a boating accident on the James River last Friday. Another man died after spending hours with eight others in the water after their small sailboat capsized near the mouth of the Pagan River. WCVE News Correspondent Pamela D'Angelo reports.

PHOTO: Marc Brown, owner of Brown's Marina, checks under the hull of the 22-foot sailing vessel that capsized Friday.

Photo credit - U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David R. Marin.

Deltaville Recovering From Widespread Tornado Damage

On Saturday, violent storms cut across Virginia, lifting and smashing homes, schools, churches and trees. In the little town of Deltaville on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, residents are just beginning to comb through wreckage but are grateful no one was killed or injured.
Reporting, editing and photos by WCVE News Correspondent Pamela D'Angelo.