Virginia delays collection of new boat fee until July 2022
ROANOKE, Va. – Some of you out there planning to go on a boat ride this year will now be able to keep some extra money in your wallet. The Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) announced Thursday that it’s extending the start date of a new boat ramp fee. The $23 annual fee, or $4 daily fee, was originally enacted on January 1 for people without a boating registration, fishing license, hunting license or access permit. By extending the fee’s start date to July 1, 2022, DWR said it now has the chance to talk with stakeholders and decide the best way to fund recreational access sites without putting economic pressures on outfitters, education providers and others. DWR hopes to meet with stakeholders within the next few months and then issue a report of the group’s findings by December 1.
Sen. Kaine takes part in virtual discussion on race, discrimination with teens
Director of Operations Calvin Curry said the world is a different place since staff last saw the kids, between COVID-19 to demands for justice and racial equity. Theyre going to have to have some tough talks about race and discrimination, what kids are seeing on TV and in their local communities. Admit to our students, that unfortunately, in this country, in this world, some people are unfairly treated based on race, based on gender, based on age, said Curry. Aside from police, are there other people that need to be held accountable for the unjust treatment of African Americans? Turner asked Kaine. Asking our students to model the kind of behavior to help change this nation, said Curry.