2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Tata
Co-Patron(s): Alexander, Joannou, Knight, Lewis, Spruill, Villanueva
Elizabeth River Learning Barge (language only)

Item 364 #2h

Item 364 #2h

Natural Resources
Environmental Quality, Department of

Page 272, after line 3, insert:
"D.  Out of the amounts appropriated for this item, $36,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to support educational field studies for Virginia students aboard the Elizabeth River Project's Learning Barge."

(This amendment provides $36,000 in the second year from the general fund for educational field studies on the Elizabeth River Project's Learning Barge, a floating wetlands classroom completed in 2009. The Learning Barge has sold out its total availability for student field trips each season. The Commonwealth's funding allows the barge to collect $120,000 from private companies to defray the costs ofstudent field trips. The Elizabeth River Project's mission is to restore this polluted waterway to safe standards for residents to swim and fish by 2020.)