Steward the natural environment and historic heritage

 

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    James City County Clean County Commissioners  talk at the 2009 Earth Day Environmental Fair  and Trade Show.

    James City County Clean County Commissioners talk at the 2009 Earth Day Environmental Fair and Trade Show.

     
    Norge Depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places

    The Norge Depot

     
     
    R ecycling containers for fats, oils and grease (FOG) were added to all Convenience Centers. By properly disposing of FOG, sanitary sewer overflows are reduced preventing health hazards and damage to homes and the environment.

 

 

 

 

  • County staffed Green Team

    The Green Team

    A County staffed Green Team was formed to identify strategies to improve energy conservation, fleet management, recycling and green building design.

 

 

  • As part of the Go Green Virginia Challenge, the County received certification as a Green Government. The competition recognized efforts to reduce carbon emissions while saving money.  

 

  • Residents applied for 561 JCSA rebates for the purchase of rain barrels, rain sensors, recirculators and high efficiency toilets, dishwashers and washing machines. The rebates encourage water conservation and the protection of groundwater resources.

 

Before work was done to the stream
After work was done to the stream

Powhatan Creek before and after restoration.

 
Stormwater Advisory Committee was formed

Stormwater Advisory Committee members visit drainage sites.

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    The County led the development of the Green Building Design Roundtable – a group of 26 members from the private sector, the County and the schools - to foster and promote the use of green building practices for public and private facilities.

 

  • Participants at the 17th Annual Earth Day Business and Environmental Fair and Trade Show learned energy conservation techniques including efficient lighting, alternative transportation and composting.

 

  • The County restored 2,400 linear feet of a stream tributary to the Powhatan Creek. Prior to the restoration, thousands of tons of eroded sediment were being washed into the Creek and eventually into the James River and Chesapeake Bay. As a result of the work completed, the rate of water flow was slowed, the stream was reconnected to its flood plain and the stream channel was revegetated.

 

  • A Stormwater Advisory Committee was formed to provide assistance and advice to the Board of Supervisors and staff in the development, implementation and promotion of the County’s stormwater program. The Committee identifies needed improvements for flooding, drainage and water quality, reviews outreach and public engagement materials and reviews annual drainage and capital improvement programs and priorities.

 

  • T he Norge Depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other County properties listed on the Register include Mainland Farm and Jamestown Beach Campground and Yacht Basin, all located within the boundaries of the Governor’s Land Archaeological District. More>>

 

 

  • As a continuation of 2007 Legacy Projects commemorating the 400th anniversary at Jamestown, a privately funded statue honoring Chief Powhatan was unveiled at the Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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