MEMBER ADVISORY STATUS UPDATE 01-11-21: all previously scheduled chapter events through March 31st, 2021 are hereby canceled with the exception of virtual monthly chapter board meetings. Our chapter board of directors will be  reviewing the VA Governor’s executive orders on a monthly basis as they pertain to COVID-19. Note: All members and guests must continue to follow appropriate social distancing while using our park facilities.

September 2017 Pond Management Sampling

On September28th, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologist, Chad Boyce, and his partner Jared, collected representative fish samples from our pond. This consisted of electro-fishing (shocking), collecting the fish and then counting, weighing and measuring each species. This information will be used to formulate recommendations to assist our chapter … Read more

September 2016 Guest Speaker

The guest speaker at our September Banquet meeting was Deloras Freeman. She is a Visitor Specialist at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Deloras and her family have lived in Chesapeake, near the eastern boundary of the refuge, for 34 years. The title of her presentation was “The Great … Read more

July 2016 Guest Speaker

Our chapter’s guest speaker at the July member’s meeting was Ms. Kelly Morris. Kelly is a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service working at the Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife  Refuge. Her presentation consisted of an overview of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) Recovery Program and specifically the project … Read more

Coyote Sterilization Program in N.C. Protects Red Wolves

A sterilization program to stop coyotes from hybridizing with the only wild population of red wolves in the world has been successful so far, according to new research.  “Coyote genes are under 4 percent in the red wolf genome, so that’s good,” said Eric Gese, a research wildlife biologist with … Read more

Delmarva Fox Squirrel Removed from Endangered Species List

“One of the first subspecies to be listed as federally endangered over 45 years ago has made its way back from the brink of extinction, thanks in large part to collaborate conservation efforts between state and federal agencies as well as private landowners.

On November 13 the U.S. Fish & … Read more