June 2, 2023

Walk the Wild Shore

Commonwealth of Virginia

Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam

August 29, 2018

Dear State Employees: 

There is no place closer to my heart than the Eastern Shore, where I was raised.  In my view, not only is it beautiful, but also a treasure to explore! 

I am excited to announce a new challenge that your CommonHealth employee wellness program is launching in September.  It’s called “Walk the Wild Shore” and is a virtual walk along the many scenic places on the Eastern Shore.  You can watch my video here to learn more. 

Marshes and wetlands, wild birds, butterflies and national reserves – our Eastern Shore has it all. I encourage you to sign up for the “Walk the Wild Shore” challenge by September 5. Then get ready for an adventure covering about 25 miles a week, not to mention a way to get healthier.  More information may be found at www.dhrm.virginia.gov. 

If you have questions, you can contact CommonHealth at wellness@dhrm.virginia.gov. 

Enjoy the virtual walk and thanks for all you do for the Commonwealth. 


Ralph S. Northam