Youngkin acknowledges environmental excellence

Governor Glenn Youngkin acknowledged public and private sector groups for their environmental improvement efforts.

The ceremony took place during the Environment Virginia Symposium at the Virginia Military Institute and recognized 13 winners and two honorable mention projects.

Some highlighted projects include the City of Harrisonburg’s Urban Forestry program which seeks to maintain and grow the city’s native plant species, and Fauquier County’s River Trail which expanded public access and constructed new canoe and kayak launches.

For a full list of winning projects, head to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s website.

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River Report: 4-9-22

In this week’s Shenandoah River Report, a little kay-yakkin’ from Riverkeeper Mark Frondorf, brought to you by Front Royal Outdoors. For a great selection of new and used watercraft, including kayaks, visit Don Roberts at Front Royal Outdoors, or log on to