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Dedication of the Newly Renovated West Point Boating Access Site

MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact Information:
Lee Walker
VDGIF Outreach Director
Lee.walker@dgif.virginia.gov
804-912-6121

Dedication of the Newly Renovated West Point Boating Access Site

May 24, 2013
11:00 a.m.
Town of West Point, Virginia

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, The Virginia Marine Resources Commission, and The Town of West Point will be dedicating a significant renovation project of the West Point boating access site. In addition, to dedicating this facility we are recognizing the completion on two other major boating access sites along the Chesapeake Bay.

The official dedication of the West Point Boating Access site will take place at 11:00 a.m. on
Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

The Dedication Ceremony will include brief remarks by:

• The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Executive Director, Bob Duncan;
• The Virginia Marine Resources Commission and The Recreational Fishing Advisory Board Chairman, Ed Rhodes; and
• The Town of West Point Mayor, Jim Hudson;

This event offers:
• Excellent photo opportunities of one of the most popular boating access sites in Virginia, by land and on the water;
• One-on-one interviews with conservation and outdoor recreational leaders; and
• Opportunities to interview local wildlife professionals about the significance of this boating access sight.

Directions from the Richmond area:

I-64 East toward Norfolk/Va. Beach
Merge onto VA-33 E via EXIT 220 toward West Point
Turn left on Chelsea Rd.

Directors from the Norfolk area:

I-64 West toward Richmond
Merge onto VA-33 E via EXIT 220 toward West Point
Turn left on Chelsea Rd.

Boating Access Improvements Background Information

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) invested more than a million dollars over the last six months renovating three highly-used boating access sites in eastern Virginia. The construction work was done during the off-season to lessen the impact on the public. All of the following renovation projects were partially funded by the Sport Fish Restoration Act administered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and are an investment of fresh and saltwater fishing license dollars and boat titling and registration fees. The renovations were completed just in time for the 2016 fishing and boating season.

West Point Landing--King William County:
VDGIF in partnership with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) and the Town of West Point renovated and expanded the facilities at West Point Landing. The docks and fishing pier were re-decked with new composite decking and the sub-structure and refurbished with pressure treated wood. The parking lot was resurfaced and expanded; and a new non-power boating access facility was added.

Fox Hill / Dandy Point Landing-Hampton:
VDGIF in partnership with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, renovated and expanded the facilities at Fox Hill Landing. The renovations included: the replacement and expansion of all three launching piers, resurfacing the parking lot with new drainage patterns, and the addition of a new floating non-power boating access facility.

Town Point Landing - Mathews County:
VDGIF in partnership with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, renovated the boating facilities at Town Point Landing on the east side of Put-In Creek / East River. The dock was re-decked and expanded; improvements were made to the parking lot; and additional improvements were made to the existing bulkheads.

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