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Marker Nine to Support Public Access and Recreation Along the Virginia Water Trails on the Middle Peninsula

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April 14, 2019

This just in!

Marker Nine, a casual apparel company based on the Middle Peninsula, has named the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority its charity of the month and will donate 10% of its online sales through May 15, 2019 to help preserve public access to waterways.

As you may know, many of the waterfront properties that are also part of the Virginia Water Trails – Middle Peninsula network are owned by the authority. Go here to see the complete map for the region.

“We have found great happiness, great solace, and wonderful peace in our lives along the York River and it’s our wish for our community and all of our friends to also have as much access as possible to all that the water offers – whether it’s for memory making, occupation, meditation or recreation,” said Stephanie Heinatz, wife of Marker Nine co-founder, Rudy Heinatz.

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Officially speaking, the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority was created by the Virginia General Assembly on April 7, 2002 and ratified by participating localities on June 13, 2003. It 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 to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

On the Middle Peninsula, the locality members of the authority include the counties of Essex, Gloucester (our hometown), King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex and the towns of Tappahannock, Urbanna, and West Point.

Learn more about Marker Nine here.