The Chesapeake Conservancy, the primary nonprofit partner supporting the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, was of 22 organizations honored by the Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE) as Partners in Excellence during its 40th anniversary celebration in Richmond.
The 22 organizations were awarded $1,000 in recognition of their contributions to Virginia’s environment. In addition, VEE made a $10,000 grant to a documentary being developed by a nonprofit film organization on the late U.S. District Court Judge Robert R. Merhige Jr. as a special recognition for his role in establishing the endowment.
Through a challenge grant from VEE, Chesapeake Conservancy is leveraging high-resolution land cover data and flow path mapping in the James River watershed to determine where best management practices could most effectively deliver water quality and conservation benefits.
Over its 40-year history, VEE has partnered with nearly 500 nonprofit organizations, universities, government agencies, schools and communities.