Help waterways achieve sustainable health through removal of Abandoned and Derelict Vessels, public outreach, and education.
VDRF is a veteran founded and operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which depends on the generosity of donors to be successful. Donations demonstrate environmental stewardship, and have a tangible impact. VDRF is results driven, and shares post-project summary videos and impact metrics. VDRF’s tenacity will put your dollars to work in the most efficient and manner possible.
-Retired Navy SWCC Chief Warrant Officer (CWO3)
-USCG 100-ton Captain
-NSBC & VA Boat Safety Instructor
-ASA 107, 114 Sailor
-Former Navy SWCC Non-commissioned Officer (NCO)
-Crowley Maritime Desig. Person Ashore
-ISO 9001 & 14001, ISM
-ASA 106 Sailor
-Global Security and Threat Assessment Team Leader
-USG Service 13+ Years
-Liaison - Realty Board of Directors
-Marine Enthusiast and Boater
VDRF maintains a realtime database of verified ADVs in Virginia, and coordinates regularly with applicable city, state, and federal entities to establish a timely plan for safe removal and disposal. When appropriate, VDRF leverages charitable donations to hire expert marine salvage contractors to effect the safe removal and disposal of ADVs.