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.
The York River and Small Coastal Basin Roundtable fosters place-based coordination and collaboration to improve the health of our watershed and communities.
A fishable and swimmable York River, Mobjack Bay, and Piankatank River with healthy and resilient habitats and communities across these watersheds, from Piedmont headwaters to the Bay.
The following four goals represent the bedrock of the York River and Small Coastal Basin Roundtable. Goals were derived through participatory processes, and selected using the following criteria: communal investment and shared priority; current need and future opportunity to establish and enhance related projects; Roundtable capacity to continue to foster related projects; and York River and small coastal basin specificity and applicability.
- COMMUNITY: Engage as a community for the community
- LITERACY: Promote environmental literacy
- CAPACITY: Build capacity
- RESILIENCE: Foster holistic watershed resilience
Our Strategic Plan
Roundtable members, through steering committees and with input from an Executive Board, continue to pursue the items found in this, 2019-2021 Strategic Plan while coordinating on its new iteration. Standby for developments!
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.
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