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 !
Labor Day 2021
As summer ends and autumn begins, it’s encouraging the see the parking lots of Hampton Roads schools filled with cars and buses in anticipation of the 2021/2022 school year. School supplies are displayed front and center at local retailers, and kids are enjoying one last week of “freedom” before it’s time to hit the books … Continued
Hampton Roads’ Secret Fruit
If you’re lucky, one of Hampton Road’s best kept secret might be growing on a tree in your own backyard. Better yet, if you reside in the Southside, you’ve probably even come across this delectable fruit and may not have even known it! Pawpaw (Asimina triloba), one of the largest edible fruit trees in North … Continued
Independence Day 2021
In many ways, Independence Day felt more like “Independence” this year than it has in many years prior. Here at MAP, we’re grateful for the many gifts and opportunities we experience as Americans. This year felt particularly special as we move forward from a time of trials and challenges both as a nation and a … Continued
18th Annual Golf Tournament
As the COVID-19 pandemic eases its grip on society, Hampton Roads is witnessing a return to normalcy, particularly with outdoor activities and sporting events. This week, MAP helped lead the Church of the Ascension’s 18th Annual Golf Classic at Heron Ridge Golf Club in Virginia Beach. The event, which garnered close to $20,000, will enable … Continued
Treasures of Virginia Beach
As part of our vocation as environmental professionals, especially during the global pandemic, we often take advantage of the many opportunities to enjoy the terrific natural resources in the City of Virginia Beach. Just this past week, we chose a nice long trek in the City’s southernmost region via False Cape State Park (False Cape). … Continued
Back Bay Marsh Terraces
In September 2020, the City of Virginia Beach (City) and Dewberry Engineers Inc. (Dewberry) engaged MAP Environmental Inc. on a site characterization and vegetation survey of a 560-acre project area in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge – Bonney Cove – in support of the Back Bay Marsh Terrace Design project. This project, which uses a … Continued
A Thank You Note Goes a Long Way
No matter where you live, no matter what language you speak, receiving a written thank you note can be a powerful thing. In the business world, an enormous amount of communication is done via email. Resumes are sent, interviews are scheduled and general company information can be exchanged by email. After a job interview, many … Continued
2021: Turning the Page to Success
In 1973, American singer, songwriter and musician Bob Seger was heard belting out “Turn the page”. As a teenager in the 70s, I loved that song but admittedly was clueless as to its meaning. Nearly fifty years later, after a year and global pandemic like no other, we can all relate to this tune. Indeed, … Continued
The Christmas Star of 2020: A Harbinger of Goodness
In a year like no other and a global pandemic like no other, aren’t we all anxiously seeking a positive, feel good story at the end of a year that has been overwhelmed with unparalleled anguish, suffering and despair? Indeed, we have witnessed our share of sad, chaotic, disappointing news throughout 2020. Yes, it seems … Continued
In an unprecedented year of the COVID 19 pandemic, we continue to celebrate and give thanks for the many gifts of 2020, especially this Thanksgiving. In spite of the many challenges from the pandemic – unique financial hardships, numerous obstacles and endless cancellations – we have endured the “new normal” and been remarkably productive and successful this … Continued
Springing Ahead instead of Falling Back
Summer is over, and daylight savings time is right around the corner. While it may be tempting to fall back with the time change, now is actually the time to spring ahead! Look around and you’ll see pumpkin patches and harvest festivals, schools open for session and restaurants and retail shops are back! Here at … Continued