We are making progress in the plight of the osprey in the Chesapeake Bay by raising awareness and educating. The continued push back from the decision-makers (our government officials) is a mainstay. If you haven't taken the time to contact your delegate and the Governor of Virginia as well as the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) about removing purse seine net fishing in the bay, put down your remote and start typing.
Osprey will be trying to fatten up for migration before long. The lack of menhaden in the bay will make it difficult for the osprey to successfully complete this arduous journey. Sadly, there won't be many juvenile osprey in tow as the 2023 osprey reproductive rates are worse now than during the peak of DDT.
Please come to the next VMRC public meeting:
Tuesday, September 26 at 9:30 AM
Building 96, 380 Fenwick Road
Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Thank you for your support,
Feel free to contact me for more information,
PHOTO CREDIT: JULIE KACMARCIK