The Chowan, Northwest, and North Landing Rivers and Back Bay are major tributaries to Currituck and Albemarle Sounds. All are located in or flow through the southern portion of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. Land use and other activities in these Basins affect environmental quality in the Sounds. Concurrently, management programs developed through the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study (APES) have the potential to affect future development in the Virginia portion of these Basins. This project was designed to provide an active role in the APES Program for localities and citizens in Hampton Roads, Virginia; to provide for information exchange between North Carolina and Virginia researchers and governmental agencies; and to educate Virginians about the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System, its water quality and natural resource problems, developing solutions to them and the role that they could play in addressing those problems.