The Lynnhaven River Basin covers 64 square miles within the city limits of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The River includes 150 miles of shoreline, hundreds of acres of marsh, mudflats, shallow water habitats and is the largest tidal estuary in Virginia.
Over the years the Lynnhaven River has lost submerged aquatic vegetation, oyster reef habitat, wetland habitat, bay scallops and has experienced a reduction in water quality. The river has seen an increase in siltation and invasive species.
As laid out in Executive Order 13508-- Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration, and again in the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Agreement, the Lynnhaven River has been identified as one of 10 tributaries to be restored by 2025 in Virginia and Maryland.
Through out multiple phases the ecosystem restoration project includes: creating 31 acres of new reef habitat, restoring 38 acres of wetlands and restoring 94 acres of submerged aquatic vegetation.
Includes 6.99 acres of wetlands restoration near Princess Anne High School, and restoring1.61 acres of wetlands near Thalia Lynn Baptist Church. This phase of the project also includes creating seven acres of new reef habitat andsevenacres of submerged aquatic vegetation.
Projects have not been identified.
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