Environmental Education

News and Opportunities

Agricultural and Residential Workgroup Meeting The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host an agricultural and residential workgroup meeting to discuss water quality improvement plans to be included in the TMDL Implementation Plan for Chuckatuck and Brewers Creeks, located in the City of Suffolk and Isle of Wight County, VA.  The meeting will be held on Thursday April 30, 2015 at 1 pm at CE&H Ruritan Hall located at 8881 Eclipse Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434

Earth Day Events Isle of Wight County is participating in Earth Day Clean up Events during the month of April and May.  If you or someone you know would like to organize an event or participate in an event, Please see the attached flyer or call the Recycling Coordinator at (757) 365-6298.

Green Learning Guides NOW AVAILABLE Do you know exactly where the water goes when it rains in Hampton Roads? Or the name of the watershed in which you reside? Green Learning is a free educational guide designed to teach the region’s sixth grade students these important concepts and about how their actions affect the environment in positive and negative ways.  Download your copy from askHRGreen here!

Reusable Shopping Bags Did you know the average American uses 7 plastic bags each week? That’s 364 bags a year! You can bring that number down by carrying at least one reusable bag every time you go to the grocery store (or holiday shopping!)  Read more about reusable shopping bags at the askHRGreen website.  If you would like an askHRGreen reusable shopping bag, please call the Engineering Department at 757-365-1659 for more information.

Mini Grants for Environmental Education Need funding for your project?  Submit an application to askHRGreen and receive up to $500 in funds to help reach your project goal!  For information on submission requirements and acceptable grant-related projects, visit the Mini Grant Program page of the askHRGreen website.

Blackwater-Nottoway Riverkeeper Program

Meets every second Wednesday at the Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Development Center in Franklin, Va. at 7:30 p.m. The public is always invited. Click here for more info.

Teachers and Youth Leaders

Find Bay-related teaching resources at http://www.baybackpack.com. Also, money is available to help fund environmental projects for youth. The application process is simple. For more information, visit the askHRGreen Mini Grant Program.

Prevent sewer overflows and keep your septic functioning properly!

See the Fat Free Drains website for information and tips.

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Forms for Land Disturbance

Please check the Document Library for Land Disturbance forms and associated information.

Environmental Links

askHRGreen Blog and Website for the latest news and information on how to make greener choices every day and be an environmental steward! Isle Be Green Blog – Practicing environmental responsibility in Isle of Wight County!  Check back often for updates on plastic bag recycling at our elementary schools! Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL)Frequently Asked Questions.  Stormwater

 Erosion and Sediment Control

 Homeowners

  • Take a soil test BEFORE you fertilize your lawn – it is easy and inexpensive. Download Virginia Tech’s soil sample form and instructions for homeowners.
  • Homeowners Guide – Ways you can reduce the amount you pollute and improve water quality; published by the Maryland Coastal Bays program.
  • Rainscaping – Visit this informative website for environmental resources and ideas for your yard.

For more information, please contact the Stormwater Division at (757) 365-1659.

Department of General Services
Stormwater Division
17140 Monument Circle, Suite 201
P.O. Box 80
Isle of Wight, VA 23397
(757) 365-1659
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