Project studying submerged aquatic vegetation in Back Bay shows promise, needs funding

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE VIRGINIA BEACH — A couple of years ago, Dr. Sara Sweeten, a research scientist at Virginia Tech, stumbled across specimens of an aquatic plant called wild celery that had been started from seeds left behind by undergraduate… Continue Reading


Park to park, a local ham radio operator makes connections

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE BACK BAY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE —  Bob Murray of Kempsville hurt his back about 15 years ago, which led him to a passion for amateur – or ham – radio. “I was laid up, and somebody told me… Continue Reading