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Nature Conservancy acquires Va. island in bay

Tuesday - 4/10/2012, 8:42am  ET

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - The Nature Conservancy is the new owner of a 228-acre island in the Chesapeake Bay off Virginia's Eastern Shore.

The Virginian-Pilot says the conservancy's recent acquisition of Savage Island is part of an effort to protect sensitive shoreline properties in Accomack County and help restore the bay.

Conservation groups and wildlife agencies have acquired a total 6,800 acres of uninhabited islands and salt marshes.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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