By Charlie Paullin, Virginia Mercury
April 5, 2023
A new Hampton program aims to help residents address shoreline erosion by allowing some funds to be provided upfront rather than solely requiring them to pay for improvements themselves and then seek reimbursement.
The funds are available through the state’s Virginia Conservation Assistance Program, which traditionally distributes money to multiple soil and water conservation districts — the regional divisions charged with protecting land and water.
This year the state allowed Hampton residents to avail themselves of the funds through a partnership with the neighboring Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District, which serves York, James City, New Kent and Charles City counties.
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