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Hampton Roads e-Newsletter
March 2018 - Vol 9, Issue 3
Communications & Education Staff

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Joe Turner
Communications Manager

Katie Cullipher
Principal Environmental Education Planner

Rebekah Eastep
Environmental Education Planner II
Upcoming Meetings

Directors of Utilities
April 2018 Meeting Has Been Cancelled   
Regional Environmental Committee 
April 2018 Meeting Has Been Cancelled 
No April 2018 Meeting
Next scheduled HRPDC meeting: 
May 17, 2018 
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The HRPDC continually monitors events and activities that impact the quality of life in Hampton Roads. We are pleased to present the following information and analysis for your information and use.
Hampton Roads Economic Monthly:
What's in the $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill?  
U.S. Topline Defense Budget, and Projections
On March 21, 2018, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, a $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill that combines several small appropriations bills into one large spending package, known as an omnibus bill. Promotes Water Access Sites       
On March 15, 2018, the HRPDC launched a new interactive map called to promote public access to water in Hampton Roads. The map allows visitors to find public access sites for boating/kayaking, swimming, fishing, and viewing the water throughout the region. READ MORE Recognizes Environmental Action       
At the March 2018 HRPDC meeting, recognized two local schools and educators for their commitment to environmental stewardship and leadership. Michelle Effatt, former science teacher at Cradock Middle School in Portsmouth, and Gabrielle Toni, art teacher at Western Branch Middle School in Chesapeake, each received the Environmental Action Award. READ MORE
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Missed the March 2018 HRPDC Meeting? 
If you missed the March 2018 HRPDC meeting, you can watch it on our YouTube via the link below. 
March 15, 2018 HRPDC Meeting
March 15, 2018 HRPDC Meeting
Local Jurisdictions Receive Preparedness and Resilience Grants      
On March 21, Governor Ralph Northam announced a grant award totaling nearly $420,000 as part of a competitive process under the Supplemental Local Emergency Management Performance Grant (SLEMPG) program.  Five member jurisdictions of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission were among the 28 localities receiving grants. READ MORE Recognized for Environmental Stewardship was one of ten individuals and organizations recognized by the Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council (CEIC) for making a difference and inspiring others to be good stewards to our environment. 
Hampton Roads, Let's Get Ready Together!     
Hampton Roads residents with real disabilities and access and functional needs, along with their caregivers and family members, are volunteering to camp out at a local shelter overnight, learn the basics of personal preparedness and provide feedback to shelter staff on their experiences. READ MORE

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