The blueprint has been heralded worldwide as an innovative, cooperative and science-based protocol to achieve clean water. States have set two-year incremental targets toward a 2025 deadline, providing transparency to evaluate the states’ progress.
Overwhelmingly, Virginians support the blueprint. A bipartisan poll last fall revealed that 92 percent of Virginia voters support it.
All recent governors and General Assemblies have worked hard to implement the blueprint, dedicating funds to upgrade sewage plants, fence cattle out of streams and reduce the pollution running off streets and parking lots.
Nature is responding. Dead zones are shrinking; the water is cleaner. An extraordinary example is oyster production in Virginia: Only 23,000 bushels were harvested in 2001, but oysters have rebounded with 406,000 bushels harvested last year.
The blueprint is a success story in the making that we can all be proud of.
Now this nice story gets dicey. Last fall, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Association of Home Builders, the National Corn Growers Association, the National Pork Producers Council, the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association and other big agricultural groups sued to strike the Chesapeake Blueprint …
Terrapin & Pleasure House Oysters Merroir & Terroir
On Tuesday, March 11th, join local waterman Chris Ludford for a special oyster and wine pairing. This month’s tasting will focus on an assortment of house made accoutrements (with recipes to take with you!) served with local oysters and paired with wines chosen by our Certified Sommelier Brian Williams. As this tasting will be held at the bar, we only have 12 seats available. For more information or to purchase your ticket please call: 757.321.6688.
Merroir & Terroir
Tuesday, March 11th
35 per ticket
So you enjoy learning about oysters and wine from the most knowledgeable people whilst tasting them both in a gorgeous setting?
Get your tickets today and enjoy this special event with fun like minded people!