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Gloucester included in coastal resource portals

Gloucester County is among the six new coastal resource internet portals now available through the Center for Coastal Resources Management at Gloucester Point.

Karen Duhring, outreach coordinator for CCRM, based at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science campus, Gloucester Point, said Jan. 30 that the Gloucester portal was completed in 2014, as were portals for James City and Northumberland counties and the cities of Newport News, Williamsburg and Norfolk.

Previously, CCRM had created a portal about Mathews County and 11 other localities from Northern Virginia to South Hampton Roads.

Duhring said the portals, which are gateways for information, contain information about shoreline inventory of piers, bulkheads and other shoreline structures, as well as tidal marsh inventory. The portals offer communities guidance for comprehensive plan updates and a sea level rise vulnerability tool.

In 2015, CCRM will work on portals for Middlesex and Stafford counties, as well as the City of Port...

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