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Embrey Dam removal opens 100s of miles of river to fish

Forty generations of American shad, alewife and blueback herring have had to stop their migration up the Rappahannock River when they reached the base of the Embrey Dam in Fredericksburg, VA.

That changed in an instant on Feb. 23 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with the City of Fredericksburg and the volunteer organization Friends of the Rappahannock, blasted away a...

Army celebrated Public Lands Day with plantings, trail proje

The U.S. Army celebrated National Public Lands Day in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed with several events in September and October.

Four Army installations and an Army Corps of Engineers Lake Project were the sites of plantings and trail renovation projects, although volunteer involvement was curtailed because of heightened security.

Organizers took the sudden change in plans...

About Brian Feeney

The Hon. Penelope A. Gross is chairman of the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and chair of the Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council.


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