Our MAP team was pleased to attend the October 27th dinner discussion on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline at Gordon Biersch in Virginia Beach!
The event was informative and gave a snapshot of the potential impact the ACP would have on the Hampton Roads region.
Check out the Atlantic Coast Pipeline page and see for yourself !
Another Successful Endeavor: Church of Ascension Golf Tourney
Thanks to the generous support and partnership of Church of the Ascension and MAP Environmental Inc., this month’s Ascension’s Youth of Ascension’s (YOA) Golf Classic was another extraordinary success. Blessed with spectacular weather and ideal conditions at Heron Ridge Golf Club, this year’s tourney – our 20th – boasted nearly 100 golfers, over 50 corporate … Continued
Earlier this month our company owner, Myles Pocta, visited the “lake house” in Lunenburg County – in southcentral Virginia. It’s home to a 5-acre lake built fifteen years ago. Since that time, the lake has been naturally managed, vegetated with wetlands species and stocked semi-annually with freshwater fish. Among the stocked species are largemouth bass, … Continued
Field Trip to Blackwater Ecological Preserve
Last month our MAP team had the privilege of being invited by Old Dominion University to take a tour of the Blackwater Ecological Preserve, the northernmost community (over 2,000 trees) of Longleaf Pine on the East Coast, in Zuni, Virginia. The tour was attended by several staff and alumni of Old Dominion University, including regulators … Continued
Regulatory Update – Spring 2023
Environmental Regulatory Update As we continue to navigate the dynamic arena of environmental regulations, MAP Environmental Inc. (MAP) staff are focusing on a few distinct but impactful changes to the Hampton Roads Community. Federally Threatened and Endangered Species- Northern Long Eared Bat The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently published a final … Continued
How the Greatest Gift became It’s A Wonderful Life
As we approach Christmas, many of us have terrific memories – family traditions, gatherings, meals, and gifts! We all have great memories of sharing and opening gifts around the Christmas tree. Yes, gift giving with loved ones, family, friends, and co-workers remains a time-honored American tradition. However, I’ll bet you have a childhood story or memory … Continued
As we approach the Christmas season and wrap up this year, we give thanks for all of the opportunities and blessings that our MAP team experienced in 2022. Following two strange years since the start of the pandemic, we’ve been fortunate to stay busy with scientific field work, in-person meetings and gatherings that allow us … Continued
Wetlands – Shifting from Delineations to Permitting
Earlier this month (October 18 newsletter) the U.S. Norfolk District Army Corps of Engineers (COE), informed the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) that it is prioritizing the review and evaluation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act of 1899 permit applications. The COE continues … Continued
Virginia Beach Wetland and Floodplain Restoration
Since Spring 2022, MAP has been engaged by the City of Virginia Beach and Dewberry Engineers on the Virginia Beach Wetland and Floodplain Restoration Project. This groundbreaking project includes restoration of historic tidal wetlands, installation of a living shoreline, and stabilization and expansion of various stormwater channels to mitigate flooding in affected neighborhoods in the … Continued
They Will Surf Again 2022
Living, working and playing in our community has long been a hallmark of our company, MAP Environmental Inc. Since our inception in 1998, our company has been integrally involved in the community, especially the City of Virginia Beach. Nowhere is our involvement in the local community more heartfelt than at the Virginia Beach oceanfront. … Continued
Golf Classic 2022
Earlier this month, MAP again participated in the Church of the Ascension’s 19th Annual Golf Classic at Heron Ridge Club in Virginia Beach. This golf tournament and major fund-raising event, founded by our company’s president in 2003, has raised over $250,000 over the past nineteen (19) years. This year’s event, held May 13th, garnered over … Continued