NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
National Coastal Resilience Fund
Project Title: Community Driven Adaptation and Resilience Plan for Oyster (VA)
The Nature Conservancy
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Address the diversity of assets in Oyster Village to increase coastal resilience and protection for the community and its culture, preserve natural habitat and use nature-based solutions where possible. Project will facilitate a collaborative partnership with the community, stakeholders and an engineering consultant to identify risk, characterize that risk to community assets, develop action plan and rank projects and estimate costs.

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Oyster Village, on the seaside in Northampton County on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, is a working waterfront and residential community that is highly vulnerable to rising seas and recurrent flooding and has a spatial diversity of uses (i.e. public, private, commercial, religious).