May 17, 2024

The Menokin Foundation announces the Power of Place: Conservation, Kayaking, and Culture Festival taking place Saturday, July 13th from 8am to 5pm at Menokin. Come celebrate the Northern Neck’s pristine …


September 23, 2023

They jokingly have referred to themselves as the Crazy Oyster Ladies. Their passions for the water, the environment, and their community are all rooted in oysters. But Linda Hamm and …


April 13, 2023

The longest stretch of coastal wilderness along the eastern seaboard is found right here in coastal Virginia. The barrier islands of the Eastern shore stretch from the Maryland border on …

concrete oyster catcher blocks sit in shallow water next to a salt marsh

July 21, 2022

Hampton, Virginia.  For many people, it probably stirs up thoughts about busy I-64, the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, and heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic.  But with the help of Claire and Linda …


November 30, 2021

For anyone that has sat down and had conversations with watermen in coastal Virginia, you’ve probably heard them say that working on the water is just “in their blood.”  They’ve …

adjustable long line system of oysters in shallow waters, just off from the shoreline. you can only see posts and a few lines in between them, everything else is underwater


September 6, 2021

The Northern Neck is quiet.  It’s rural.  It’s unassuming.  But once you arrive and start to explore this region of Virginia, you kinda get sucked in.  Into the simplicity, the …


August 30, 2021

Saturday, August 21 was a big day for Aaron and Taryn Rowland, owners of Rogue Oysters, a small oyster farm located on the Northern Neck near Lancaster, VA.  It may …


August 13, 2021

Little Oyster Creek Beautiful, Historic, Unique sandy islands move among this shifting water sometimes here, then there Author: Lesley Newman, Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide This water is never flat. Fleet’s …


August 6, 2021

Off the beaten path of Virginia’s Eastern Shore Author: Lisa Wu, Virginia Certified Ecotour Guide The Eastern Shore is within three hours’ drive of at least a quarter of the …