Alternative Transportation Study to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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The City of Virginia Beach has selected the consulting firm VHB to do the study.  VHB is doing some initial research and field work such as surveying and wetlands delineations.  My complements to Wayne Wilcox, the City's Senior Planner for patiently and persistently pursuing this over the past few years.  The City and VHB are working on arrangements for the first public meeting hopefully in early August and also working on an on-line survey to expand public input.  

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Alternative Transportation Study to Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT - click here.

Please understand that this grant project is a study of alternatives, and the Trail is only one of several areas to be studied; however, the grant project will complete some important steps in the preliminary planning and design for a Trail, with opportunities for you and our community to participate and contribute.   


Welcome to our community initiative!

Imagine a beautiful day. Now imagine deciding to walk, run, hike, bike, skip, or stroll to the beach - to Sandbridge specifically.  Or if you live or are vacationing in Sandbridge imagine taking your bike to the library, Wal-Mart or maybe an afternoon movie.  Even better, imagine going through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge with all its beauty!

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This can become a reality.  If the people - community desires it, it is possible.  This is how America was built.  There has never been a better time.  Did you ever hear the phrase "Thoughts Become Things"?  What a good thought to have.  A good thought, a healthy thought.  We are here to facilitate, to motivate, to inspire, and to walk us through a path (pun intended) make it a reality.  So start with good thoughts and together as a community we will make our thoughts become reality!

Information found on this site will evolve as we progress. We look forward to hearing from you if you have any thoughts, questions or want more information.

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A photograph of a Snowy Egret taken by Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

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This initiative is not about a vehicle road.  It is about cultivating a healthy lifestyle for our community, our people, our environment.