The Navy has numerous installations throughout the lower Chesapeake Bay where training, testing, and maintenance activities regularly occur. Considering the potential impact these activities may have on Atlantic sturgeon, the Navy sought to gain a better understanding of when and how the endangered animals used the bay waters.
The Norfolk Naval Sailing Center and Marina received recognition on February 8th by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality as a Virginia Green Attraction. Norfolk Naval Sailing Center and Marina, one of three recognized Green Attraction marinas in the state, is also a designated Virginia Clean Marina partner.
Leading by example, Naval Station Norfolk's Willis Manor Bachelor Quarter (BQ), is certified LEED Silver. Implementation of best management practices and low impact design reduces impacts to the Chesapeake Bay.
The oyster growing project with Shelton Park Elementary School end of project celebration was held on 1 June 2016 at the school with school officials and Joint Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEB LC-FS) Commanding Officer participating. Results of the project showed that oysters grew larger at the JEBLC oyster reef site compared to those grown on the Lynnhaven River.