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2011 Virginia Geological Field Conference

Virginia's Eastern Shore:

Barrier Islands to the Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure

October 29-30, 2011
hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Eastern Shore Lab at Wachapreague

Woody Hobbs, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Mark Luckenbach, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

David Powars, U.S. Geological Survey



The 2011 Virginia Geological Field Conference will be hosted at VIMS's Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapreague. On Saturday, October 29 the conference will take boats from the Wachapreague lab to Cedar Island, a barrier island off the Virginia mainland. This two-thirds of a day trip will return to Wachapreague in the mid-afternoon. The conference business meeting and reception will follow the Saturday trip at the Wachapreague lab. On Sunday, October 30 there will be a 1/2 day trip to examine outcrops and drillcore from the Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure. Given the restrictions due to the number of boats available, the conference will be limited to 85 participants.

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Lodging at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Eastern Shore Laboratory

Lodging for up to 30 visiting users is available at the Eastern Shore Lab. The lodging facility described below has a full service kitchen with dining area. Standard appliances and cookware are available, but all food must be brought in by guests. A washer and dryer are available for use free of charge.

Prices listed are for 1 guest for 1 night.

The Owens House is a 4,000 sq. ft. 2-story house, converted from a single-family dwelling. Total sleeping capacity is 30 people. Two restroom and shower facilities are located on each floor. Handicap access to the lower floor is provided.

3 private rooms with a single twin bed in each $25.00
1 room with 4 twin beds $15.00
1 room with 3 twin beds $15.00

1 large room with 12 beds $15.00
1 room with 4 twin beds $15.00
2nd room with 4 twin beds $15.00

Please call Linda Ward at 757-787-5816 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm or email at to make your reservations at the VIMS Eastern Shore Lab. Upon receipt of your payment your reservation will be confirmed. Please mail a check with your payment no later than October 12th to: Linda Ward, P.O. Box 350, Wachapreague VA 23480.

Other Lodging & Camping

Comfort Inn
25297 Lankford Highway, Onley, VA 23418
(757) 787-7787 ‎

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Exmore
3446 Lankford Highway, Exmore, VA 23350
(757) 442-5522   (877) 863-4780   (757) 442-5532 (Fax) ‎

Hampton Inn & Suites Exmore - Eastern Shore
4129 Charles M Lankford Junior Memorial Highway, Exmore, VA 23350
(757) 442-7722 ‎

BEST WESTERN Eastern Shore
2543 Lankford Highway, Exmore, VA 23350-1327
(757) 442-7378 ‎

Fisherman's Lodge
20210 Harbor Point Road, Quinby, VA 23423
(757) 442-7109 ‎

Kiptopeke State Park
3540 Kiptopeke Drive
Cape Charles, VA 23310
 (757) 331-2267

Virginia Landing RV
40226 Upshur Neck Road
Quinby, Virginia

Cherrystone Family Camping Resort
1511 Townfield Dr
Cape Charles, VA 23310
(757) 331-3063


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