York River and SCB Roundtable

Finding a path forward for the watershed community with respect to local environmental issues and prioritized topics of mutual concern and interest.

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The York River and Small Coastal Basin (YR&SCB) Roundtable provides a forum for information sharing and collaboration among water quality and conservation-minded stakeholders within the York River, Mobjack Bay and Piankatank River watershed areas. The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (CBNERR), administered by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), is reinvigorating the YR&SCB Roundtable in support of Virginia’s effort to protect water quality and conserve coastal resources for the betterment of its communities. 

Mission 

The York River and Small Coastal Basin Roundtable promotes place-based coordination and collaboration on watershed issues of mutual concern and interest.  In doing so, it enhances the understanding, support, communication and adoption of best management practices that reduce nonpoint source pollution, ameliorate watershed habitat and improve water quality in local waters and the Chesapeake Bay, helping the Commonwealth achieve its water quality improvement goals.

Vision 

Improved understanding and greater support for water quality restoration and protection, and measurable reductions in nonpoint source pollution, resulting in the achievement of water quality goals in our local watersheds and the Chesapeake Bay, as well as resilient, socio and ecological communities. 

Watershed Roundtables

A watershed roundtable is a group of people with a vested interest in local water quality. Clean water is key to maintaining a high quality of life in Virginia. Through involvement in roundtables, people work as a group to ensure clean water for drinking, for business and for recreation.

For more information on Virginia's Watershed Roundtables, please click here.