Watkins Boat Landing Reopens after Renovations

Powhatan, VA — The Virginia Department of Game and Inland
Fisheries (VDGIF) is pleased to announce that the renovation of
Watkins Boat Landing on the James River in Powhatan County has been
completed. The boat landing will reopen for public use at 5:00 p.m.
on February 6, 2009.

“We are really pleased to reopen this popular boat landing to
the public and appreciate their patience while these improvements
were made,” said VDGIF Capital Programs and Facilities Director
Larry Hart.

The general contractor for the program was Possie B. Chenault,
Inc. of Bumpass, Virginia. The project took 60 days to complete and
consisted of grading the side slopes, replacement of guardrails,
and partial ramp and pier replacement. Boating funds provided to
VDGIF from boat registration and titling fees and from matching
funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Service paid for the project.
The total cost was $190,983.

It is the mission of the VDGIF to maintain optimum populations
of all species to serve the needs of the Commonwealth; to provide
opportunity for all to enjoy wildlife, inland fish, boating and
related outdoor recreation and to work diligently to safeguard the
rights of the people to hunt, fish and harvest game as provided for
in the Constitution of Virginia; to promote safety for persons and
property in connection with boating, hunting and fishing; to
provide educational outreach programs and materials that foster an
awareness of and appreciation for Virginia’s fish and wildlife
resources, their habitats, and hunting, fishing, and boating

To learn more about boating and boating access sites in
Virginia, visit the Department’s website at www.dgif.virginia.gov.

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