Dunes are common landforms along Virginia’s sandy coast and its barrier islands.
The level of the sea has been measured at Sewells Point, Virginia continuously since 1928. In 1928 the mean level of the sea was ~45 cm ( ~18″) lower than it is in 2016. Sea level rise and regional land subsidence is creating an ever-growing problem in Hampton Roads and most of coastal Virginia.
On July 1, 2016, Governor Terry McCauliffe signed a bill into law that made nelsonite the first official state rock of Virginia. The initiative for this project was led by students from Piedmont Virginia Community College. Michelle Stanislaus and her classmates from their Historical Geology class and Government class ran the petition for this law starting […]