Living Shorelines Initiative

Throughout the Northern Neck and coastal plain, homes and businesses are experiencing increased erosion from winds, waves, currents, tides and recreational activities making homes and businesses more vulnerable. Evidence shows that hardened shorelines do not function well over time in many settings and harm estuarine ecosystems. Living shorelines are the preferred alternative that:…

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Broadband Development

Following the national trend of electrical cooperatives’ beginning to take an active role in the deployment of last’mile solutions for broadband services in rural areas, the Northern Neck Electric Cooperative has expressed an interest and is currently participating in a feasibility study. Since 2003, the Northern Neck PDC has worked…

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Flood Hazard Mitigation

The premise of flood-hazard mitigation is this: Spend federal funds now to remove the risk of flooding, and the federal government will save money in the long term because the mitigated property will generate no flood-damage insurance claims in the future. This is because flood insurance is provided not by…

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Northern Neck Heritage Area

The Northern Neck Heritage Area celebrates the story of the five-county region between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, as told by its waterways, historic sites and structures, cuisine, and preserved natural areas.  To request printed information, call 804.333.1919, or email nntc@northernneck.org  

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Public Access Authority

The Northern Neck Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority (NNCBPAA) was created to identify land, held privately or owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia, that can be secured or purchased for use by the general public as a public access site. With already acquired lands, the Authority determines the appropriate public-use…

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Assign a Highway

The Assign-a-Highway Program assigns non-violent probationers to pick litter on various state-maintained Northern Neck roads. Probationers can thus fulfill their community-service obligations. District courts in Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties participate in the program, which was created in January 2007. For more information, call Ben Lewis, Litter Control Coordinator, at…

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