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Long Creek Shoreline Restoration

Published: May 7, 2012
A cooperative project which includes students from Cape Henry Collegiate School,Boy Scout Troop 63, First Landing State Park, and Lynnhaven River NOW will help restore salt marsh vegetation along a 243-ft section of Long Creek and the popular Long Creek Trail.

The project will improve shoreline habitat for migratory birds, crabs, fish and other wildlife. By increasing the amount of marsh vegetation, the project could also benefit water quality in the creek.

Many of the plants for the restoration project were grown by Virginia Beach schools through the Growing Wetlands in the Classroom program. funded by Dollar Tree’s Corporate Giving Program, the Growing Wetlands in the Classroom program provides growing systems, plants and materials to classrooms to grow wetland plants.

After caring for plants for 6 – 8 weeks, students visit a wetland site and plant their wetland plant in its natural environment to help restore wetland habitats.

Lynnhaven River NOW is a grassroots environmental organization dedicated to improving water quality in the Lynnhaven River.

source: Lynnhaven River NOW