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Efforts underway to keep Aberdeen Creek a working waterfront

Efforts are being made to preserve another working waterfront in Gloucester County. Like Perrin Wharf, a study is currently underway on Aberdeen Creek and how it will be maintained for commercial use for years down the road.

The study of Aberdeen Creek is being funded by a grant from Virginia’s Coastal Zone Program.

MPPDC regional planner Harrison Bresee told the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors during a presentation he gave at the governing body’s Aug. 5 meeting that Aberdeen Creek provides “seasonally critical commercial water access for landing, docking and mooring in close proximity to the public and private oyster grounds and public crabbing grounds in the upper York River.”

Bresee said he and other MPPDC staff members interviewed a number of local watermen as a part of the study. “We found that water access sites on the upper York River are vital to their businesses and that Aberdeen Creek is one of the few locations they use; have tradition...

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