Virginia Field Office
Northeast Region


November 19, 2012
- VMRC approves permit for project.
Gloucester/Mathews Gazette Journal November 28, 2012
December 5, 2012

September 5, 2012 - Mathews County Wetlands Board approves permit for Bavon Beach project. Awaiting VMRC approval.

July 2012 - Newly formed Chesapeake Shores HOA is awarded ownership of beach fronting their section of shoreline.

November 30, 2011 - Joint Permit Application submitted for Bavon Beach project.

July 28, 2011 - Bavon beach homeowners met with VHB engineers to view and discuss plan for proposed breakwaters.

Meeting Held by VHB July 28, 2011

Hear how the Service, landowners and other partners will save Bavon Beach and its special resident, the northeastern beach tiger beetle.
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Some of the key partners:

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Conserving Virginia's Coast

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Watch these videos in high-definition on the USFWS YouTube channel.

Bavon Beach in History

The area is home to the third oldest lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay and was a U.S. Army anti-aircraft training camp during WWII.

Get to know Bavon Beach through pictures of its coast, wildlife and people.
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Losing Habitat to Climate Change: The Northeastern Beach Tiger Beetle

The federally listed threatened northeastern beach tiger beetle depends significantly on the remaining beaches of the Chesapeake Bay for recovery. It historically lived on sandy beaches from Massachusetts to Virginia, but the majority of remaining occupied habitat is found in the Bay.

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay:
Contamination, Wetlands and Shorelines

Local, state and federal environmental agencies have focused on the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the U.S., for some time.

Related Links:

Northeastern beach tiger beetle

Chesapeake Shores HOA

Chesapeake Bay Program

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Chesapeake Bay Executive Order

TNC, New Point Comfort Virginia guidebook for Natural Area Preserves (Page 5) (PDF - 2.45MB)

Last updated: August 24, 2018