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Starting Monday, June 14th, 2021 Town Hall will return to its normal operating hours of 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Face masks will be encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated but will no longer be required.

The Virginia Department of Health announced today that portions of Monroe Bay and Mattox Creek in Westmoreland County are temporarily closed to shellfish harvesting due to a spill of raw sewage impacting water quality in the areas.

Due to potential microbiological pollution hazards, shellfish taken from the area affected by the emergency closure are currently unacceptable for consumption. The temporary emergency closure is effective Monday June 14, 2021, and is scheduled to reopen effective Monday July 5, 2021.

A map and report of each of the affected areas is posted on the Division of Shellfish Safety’s home page at www.vdh.virginia.gov/Shellfish/.  The affected shellfish are bivalve mollusks including oysters and clams, but not crabs or finfish.

For more information on shellfish closures, see the frequently asked questions on shellfish condemnations at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-health/shellfish-sanitation/frequently-asked-questions/.

Daniel Powell, GISP
Classification Assistant / GIS Analyst
VDH | Division of Shellfish Safety | 109 Governor St | Richmond, VA 23219
804.864.7482 desk | 804.356.1003 cell

daniel.powell@vdh.virginia.gov www.vdh.virginia.gov/shellfish

Town of Colonial Beach, Virginia (CBVA), is excited to welcome the return of fireworks to jumpstart summer in CBVA! The first fireworks display of the season will be held on Saturday, June 12th at approximately 9:00 pm during the Town’s 70th Annual Potomac River Festival. The possibility of a second fireworks display is being considered for later in the summer, perhaps around Labor Day.

New Parking Meters in Town of Colonial Beach

Pay at the Pay Station by license plate or via mobile app


The Town of Colonial Beach has installed new parking meters in the downtown area of the town. The new Flowbird meters work nearly identical to the previous meters, but make parking easier and more efficient for visitors.


As with the previous meters, guests can pay at the Pay Station with cash or credit card, using their license plate number. The new meters also allow drivers to pay via an app on their mobile devices. Download the Flowbird app for IOS or Android using the App Store on your device, on Flowbird’s website at https://flowbirdapp.com/app/ or using the QR code on signage in the parking area (beginning May 22.)


Parking rates and times remain the same: $2/hour from 12 am.-11:59 pm, or $20 per day, seven days a week. Free, 15-minute parking spaces are also available at select locations for people picking up food or making a quick stop. Handicap Parking is free at all public parking spaces and lots in Downtown Colonial Beach. Vehicles must have a valid handicap license plate or placard. Veterans with valid Purple Heart license plates also park for free.


Oversized vehicles or those with a trailer must park at the Wilder or Castlewood parking lots for a flat fee of $30 per day. Annual season passes for non-residents are available from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, and can be purchased through the Flowbird App. The season parking pass is attached to a vehicle’s license plate and is nontransferable.


Town residents with a current 2021 town decal park for free. Vehicle decals can be purchased in person at Town Hall, 315 Douglas Avenue, Colonial Beach with proof of residency including vehicle registration and driver’s license or current property utility bill with owner’s name along with Government-issued ID matching the name. Residential Vehicle Decals (Personal Property Tax paying) are $30 and Residential Vehicle Decals (Real Estate Owner) are $100.


The Three Rivers Health District has moved to Phase 1C Three Rivers Health District (TRHD) will begin to vaccinate essential workers in Phase 1c beginning on March 29, 2021. TRHD will continue to prioritize vaccination for anyone in Phase 1a and 1b who registers to receive it.

The Statewide Pre-Registration System for the COVID-19 vaccine is live!  Please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682) to pre-register for a FREE COVID-19 vaccine.

All individuals who have previously filled out a survey or form or signed up for a waitlist to be vaccinated through their local health district will be automatically imported into the new statewide system. Individuals will maintain their current status in the queue and will be able to search that they are in the new system.

Our Three Rivers vaccination system is currently capable of delivering over 6,000 COVID 19 vaccinations per week, combined with first and second doses. At our current pace, we are on track to vaccinate 75% of the eligible adult population of Three Rivers by late May to mid-June, assuming we get the population uptake we would like to have.

The Town of Colonial Beach is thankful for the support of our local and regional partners; the Guadalupe Clinic, Colonial Beach Public Schools, Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, and Three Rivers Health District.  Our goal is to continue to serve our resident’s safety and welfare.

 Three Rivers Health District Website

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