Bryan Hofmann's blog

Proposed Presidential Budget Cuts Harm Local Communities

The FY 2018 budget proposed by the Trump administration is threatening to completely cut $73 million from the EPA budget which will severly hinder the ability of states, localities, farmers, waterman, and other concerned parties to participate in the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup effort.  While this is an incrediblely diheartening prospect, there are a myriad of other proposed budget cuts which will really hurt our local rural communities in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula as well as communities across the Commonwealth.

Invasive Species Removal at Wildlife Refuge

Friends of the Rappahannock is teaming up with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Friends of the Rappahannock River Wildlife Refuge for a volunteer restoration day at the Port Royal Unit of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge. This unit of the refuge is 125 acres and protects grassland, shrubs, and forested habitat for a wide range of song birds, raptors, and other wildlife species.