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) environmental 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 manner possible.
-USCG 100-ton Captain
-Retired Navy SWCC Chief Warrant Officer
-NSBC & VA Boat Safety Instructor
-American Sailing Association (ASA) 107, 114
-Former Navy SWCC Non-commissioned Officer (NCO)
-Crowley Maritime Desig. Person Ashore, ISO 9001 & 14001, ISM
-ASA 106 Sailor
-Experienced Attorney focused on Environmental Law
-Specialized in Government Contracts and Construction, and litigation
-Lifelong Hampton Roads boater
-Global Security and Threat Assessment Team Leader
-USG Service 14+ Years
-Liaison - Realty Board of Directors
-Marine Enthusiast and Boater
As an IRS designated 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit, VDRF serves as a non-participatory fundraising entity focused towards the removal and disposal of Abandoned and Derelict Vessels (ADVs).
VDRF maintains proprietary relationships with expert marine salvage contractors, which share VDRF's passion for cleaning Virginia's waterways. These experienced contractors are qualified to safely remove and dispose ADVs by land and water.