||Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, VA.;North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Raleigh. Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. National Estuary Program.
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. In Spring 1989, relatively little information about the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study (APES) had been provided to localities and citizens of Hampton Roads Virginia. At the same time, little information about Virginia had been made available to the APES Program. The 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.