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Rockfish Season

Rockfish Season

This has hung on our wall for 34 years. I think it was a wedding gift, and it is so fitting.Britt Slattery, NPSSaturday started the way many mornings do, with a sudden blast of loud cricket chirping coming rudely from a cell phone well out of my reach. There was...

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A Fall Farm Visit: Regenerative Edition

A Fall Farm Visit: Regenerative Edition

ACLT kept Double Oak Farm as a working farm to protect it from development, and it now serves as a community resource. Photo Credit: ALoweOn a glorious October day a few weeks ago, I found myself among rows of cabbage, peppers and kale; fingernails caked with dirt as...

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The Wonder of it All

The Wonder of it All

Image: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve, VA; Find Your ChesapeakeAt the end of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald tried to imagine for modern readers the day 400 years ago when Dutch sailors reached Manhattan and its surroundings: “For a transitory enchanted...

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Beach Week: A Quest for Sandy Toes that Was So Much More

Beach Week: A Quest for Sandy Toes that Was So Much More

At Beach Week 2021, Beach #20, Gloucester Point Beach Park on the York River, Gloucester Point, Virginia, I met Louis, another avid fisherman. It was his first time at the park. This landscape, once known as Tsenacomoco, was home to some of the tribes in the...

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Recognizing Tribal Sovereignty

Recognizing Tribal Sovereignty

Dancers don regalia to perform at a powwow;Credit: National Park ServiceWhat comes to mind when you read the words “Sovereign Nations of Virginia?” Curiosity? Puzzlement, perhaps? Or maybe you are well aware that there are indeed seven sovereign nations that exist...

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Shifting Streams

Shifting Streams

Photo by Owen Rupp on UnsplashThe United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report released in August of this year generated a great deal of press attention to likely consequences of a warming atmosphere. Generally, we usually think of climate change as...

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