The Eastern Shore of Virginia (Accomack and Northampton Counties) is one of the most pristine peninsuals on the highlly developed Atlantic seaboard of the United States. Human alterations of the land have, for the most part, been compatible and in harmony with the natural landscape to date. Relatively isolated, the Eastern Shore has retained its heritage as an early American settlement, relying upon highly productive farmland and seafood harvesting to support the local economy. Development patterns are clustered in rural villages and towns, leaving large tracts of undeveloped land and scenic countryside vistas.
Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper, Jay Ford began in October 2013. Jay came to VES from the office of Senator Ralph Northam, where he served as the Legislative Assistant. Previously he served as the State Policy Director for Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare and as a policy fellow to Virginia’s General Assembly on Natural Resources and Appropriations. Jay has over a decade of experience advocating for conservation and the environment with state and regional partners as well as internationally. He and his wife own and live on a farm in Quinby, Virginia.
PO Box 961
Eastville,, Virginia 23347