04 Dec '11, 1pm

Popular Virginia Beach is Losing Erosion Battle..But Can You Move It Down the Road? #Science #sustainable

Northeastern Division of U.S. Fish and Wildlife flickr page /via Tensions are high in the normally relaxed town of Chincoteague, Virginia . Located in the northeastern part of Virginia’s shoreline, it is the gateway to Assateague Island National Seashore and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge . It is best known for its wild ponies and annual pony swim. This picturesque beach town of 4,300 residents relies on tourism to keep it afloat, attracting one million visitors annually. Residents and the Chamber of Commerce are concerned that a new plan proposed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to prepare for sea-level rise, would result in relocating their beloved beach and in sending beach seeking tourists flocking to Ocean City. Kimberly Robyn's Flickr page /via Various Groups Are Interested in Chincoteague Beach The proposed beach changes are part of a fifteen year plan...

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