Beverly Amsler en Elk Restoration in Southwest Virginia <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Wildlife officials will introduce more elk to far Southwestern Virginia later this week to help re-establish a herd there. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elk were a popular attraction in far Southwestern Virginia during the early </span>1800s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> but they were hunted into extinction by the time of the Civil War. &nbsp;The restoration effort to bring elk back is entering its third and final year. Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:07:49 +0000 Beverly Amsler 19564 at Elk Restoration in Southwest Virginia Meet the Osprey <p></p><p>One sign of spring is the return of ospreys from their winter grounds in South America to their home on the Chesapeake Bay.&nbsp; Some of the birds are now on their way to Virginia.</p><p></p><p>The 2,200 mile trip takes about two weeks for the osprey, also called fish hawks.&nbsp; The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been tracking four birds for nearly a year-since they last arrived on the Bay.&nbsp; Spokesman John Rodenhausen says Woody and Nick are already on their way back; the other two birds have yet to begin their trip.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:59:21 +0000 Beverly Amsler 18992 at Meet the Osprey Court Hears Gay Marriage Ban Challenge <p>It’s now up to a U. S. District Court judge to decide if gay and lesbian couples living in Virginia will be able to marry legally.&nbsp;</p><p>A hearing before the court on the marriage equality case of Bostic v. Rainey-a lawsuit that could have far-reaching consequences. . .</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:54:06 +0000 Beverly Amsler 16813 at Court Hears Gay Marriage Ban Challenge Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Slowly Improving <p>The Chesapeake Bay has been a repository for nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment loads to the point that its water quality is endangered. The Bay Barometer: Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed is a report from the Chesapeake Bay Program that looks at ecological markers, like underwater grasses and fish, to measure progress in restoration goals.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:46:29 +0000 Beverly Amsler & Tab O'Neal 14222 at Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Slowly Improving Living Wage Job Gap <p>Virginia Organizing is out with its annual Job Gap report.&nbsp; The report compares the number of job seekers to the number of jobs that pay a living wage.&nbsp;</p><p><br /><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:00:37 +0000 Beverly Amsler 14189 at Living Wage Job Gap