The New York State Department announced today that construction work is underway on West Point Marina in Greece, N.Y., south of the city of Greece. Mitigation measures will protect the marina from future flooding, ensure continuous recreational opportunities and protect the community, homes and neighbors from ongoing flooding. This project, funded by a Redi grant, will help protect West Point Marina (also known as Braddock Bay Marina) from future flooding and provide continuous recreation opportunities for residents and visitors to the area. A project has been awarded in the City of Greece to award a $1.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Grant (RIA) for this project. Mitigation measures that not only protect our community and our homes and neighbors from ongoing flooding, but also help protect these marinas from future flooding to ensure that they continue to provide recreational opportunities for the public in the years ahead.
We are aware that water damage is fairly common and that we take great care in cleaning and restoration work in West Point, VA. This doesn't mean you know what to do if a pipe leaks or a sink overflows, but we follow a strict code of ethics when dealing with West Point homeowners. We were founded as a water damage remediation company dedicated to the protection and repair of houses and businesses in the area.
Of course, West Point and the Mid-Peninsula of Virginia offer plenty of paddling opportunities, but much of downtown is listed as a tourist destination with a variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment options. From Braddock Bay Park, owned by the State of New York, to the historic Olde Towne Center, West Point Marina is an important part of the economy of these townas.
The Bay Act applies to all waterways on the Mid-Peninsula of Virginia, as well as the Chesapeake Bay and the East Coast of Maryland. It requires approval from the Virginia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and is subject to the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
In Virginia Beach, where I live and work, the ordinance covers land that flows into the Chesapeake Bay watershed and about half of the northern one, which is equivalent to protecting public enjoyment, according to the Virginia Department of Natural Resources.
These wetlands include the designated resource protected areas, and the land that Richmond County has designated as Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas (CBPA) must be protected from destruction and damage to protect public access to water and the natural beauty of the area. For example, a map of a "Chesapeake eBay Preservation Area" can be viewed here, staked out by the city of Chesterfield County, Virginia Beach and Richmond, Va., as well as by the owners of assisted waterfront properties. Look for existing homes within the boundaries of this area, such as those on the west side of West Point Road and along the coast.
Potomac Edison serves about 250,000 people, and the county is located on the east side of Chesapeake Bay at the intersection of West Point Road and Virginia Beach Road. The fire department, which is paid for by the city of Chesterfield County and Richmond, Virginia, as well as the state of Virginia, has an annual budget of about $1.5 million for its operations, according to the Department of Public Works.
The state of Virginia, which stretches from New Jersey to Georgia, has about 1.5 million people east of Interstate 95. Pennsylvania covers about 20 percent of the country's land, and the Chesapeake Bay drains about half of it. The York River forms the confluence of the Mattaponi and Pamunkey rivers at West Point and separates it from the rest of Pennsylvania by flowing into the Delaware River, an important source of drinking water for the city of Philadelphia. About half of Pennsylvania's land area is drained by Ches Hampton Bay, one of four major river basins, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
In 1691, the Virginia General Assembly ordered West Point to be chartered as an entry port to York, and with its deep-water port it became an important hub for merchants and shipping. The Richmond - York River Railroad Company built a 39-mile railway line from York to Richmond to get strategically important supplies from the Civil War. In 1890, after a financial reorganization, large parts of the Richmond and Danville Railway, including a section from Richmond to West Point, became part of Southern Railway.
The settlement began as part of a plantation sold by the West family, which was named West Point and had access to the York River.
The present site of West Point was once home to an Algonquin-speaking tribe that was affiliated with the Powhatan Confederation. When the Richmond-York River Railroad was built and completed as a port community in 1861, the city was given its former name "West Point." After the victory over First Manassas, Confederate armies established an operations base in the area as well as an outpost in the nearby city of Richmond. At the naval shipyards in Norfolk, the Confederates began building defensive batteries and fortifications.