May 12, 2012

Chesapeake Bay's health is tied to local government strategies

As I've written before, the "Save the Bay" sticker on my car is fading as fast as my hopes for a restored Chesapeake Bay in my lifetime.

My favorite watchdog group, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is keeping track of Virginia municipal governments' plans to reduce polluting run-off into my favorite bay. Click here to keep track.

I'm particularly interested in how James City County plans to "continue to promote low impact design/better site design approaches to land development in the County." If it's anything like the mini-buffer of trees and nonpermeable parking surface that they permitted in the new Courthouse Commons shopping center, I am underwhelmed.