Resources


Resources are coded according to audience:
P = Private Waterfront Landowners
GP = Government and Public Entities
WU = Waterfront Users

Partners in Developing the Web Resource

Virginia Sea Grant Virginia Sea Grant’s mission is to play a leadership role in marine science and education and to promote their use in the sustainable development, management, and stewardship of marine and coastal resources. More...

Virginia Institute of Marine Science Marine Advisory Services Virginia Institute of Marine Science Marine Advisory Services provides education, outreach, and technical assistance in the areas of aquaculture, commercial and sport fishing, marine education, marine business, and seafood technology and safety. More...

Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority The Authority recognizes that shorelines are high priority natural areas and that it is critical to set aside access sites for all types of recreational activities important to our economy and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. More...

National Sea Grant Law Center The National Sea Grant Law Center conducts research on marine laws and policies, coordinates ocean and coastal law researchers, and disseminates information to coastal and ocean policy-makers. More...

Documents Produced in Conjunction With This Website

 As part of this website, a dynamic database of documents has been created to assist the website user with learning more about a public or private water access topic or issue.  Documents uploaded into the database have been classified by “Keywords” that describe the document; “Resource Type”, such as economic study, legal brief, legal document, local plan, map, master plan, plat-survey, regional survey, research paper VDOT road ending, water trail plan or map; “Subject”, such as private land owner, Govt-public, waterfront users; and “Access Type”, such as public, private or managed.  To search for a document of resource, use the "Find MP-PAA Resources" search box in the right-hand bar.
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Tools to Preserve Virginia’s Waterfront Access.
Produced by same partners as this website project (see list above). 2007. This Waterfront Access Toolkit brochure contains innovative solutions and strategies that landowners, municipalities, water-dependent businesses, community members and others can use to secure, enhance, and expand coastal access for recreational and “working” purposes. NOTE: this brochure contains a brief introduction to the material contained in this website. Available by contacting the main office of the Island Institute or Maine Sea Grant.
P, GP, WU

Coastal Access Resource Organizations - general

Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program: Coastal GEMS- GIS tool .  A gateway to Virginia’s coastal resource data and maps; coastal laws and policies; facts on coastal resource values; and direct links to collaborating agencies responsible for current data. in Virginia. More...

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.  The Department provides an on-line data base that identifies public access facilities maintained under the domain of Game and Inland Fisheries.  The database contains the water body name, access area, type of access, number of ramps, longitude and latitude and a link to a Google map. More...

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.  The Virginia Outdoors Plan is the state’s official document regarding land conservation, outdoor recreation and open space planning. It helps all levels of the public and private sectors meet needs pertaining to those issues. More...

Landtrusts

Middle Peninsula Land Trust  The Middle Peninsula Land Trust was founded in 1997 to protect and preserve, for the benefit of the public, the natural, scenic and historical resources of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, and Middlesex counties.. More...

The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy protects Earth's most important natural places — for you and future generations — through great science and smart partnerships. More...

Trust for Public Lands A land conservation and open space resource for landowners, government agencies and community groups interested in protecting land for human enjoyment. More...