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The Brock Environmental Center

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Brock Environmental Center to Host Solstice Sunset Happy Hour

(VIRGINIA BEACH)–The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is kicking off a new happy hour series with a summer solstice sunset party the evening of June 21 at the Brock Environmental Center.

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam picks up litter in Cape Charles on the 30th Clean the Bay Day, June 2, 2018.

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Volunteers across Virginia Pick up 128,817 Pounds of Litter on Clean the Bay Day

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—Volunteers across Virginia today took part in the 30th annual Clean the Bay Day, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's annual shoreline and stream cleanup and one of the largest volunteer events in Virginia.

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Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Maryland

Save the Bay Family Day

12:30-4:00 p.m.

Lafayette River Restoration Celebration

10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (rain date October 13)
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Latest from the Blog

An up close photo of a clam worm.

Clamworms belong to a huge (more than 10,000 species), diverse, mostly marine class of segmented “bristle worms” whose numbers speak to the success of their basic design.

Photo: Hans Hillewaert/Wiki Commons.

This Month on the Bay: Worms in Love in June

Our Bay's worms are cornerstones of its ecological wealth.

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Latest Podcast

CBF Senior Water Quality Scientist Dr. Beth McGee

Photo: Benjamin Tankersley

Are We On Track?

In this episode, CBF President Will Baker and Dr. Beth McGee, CBF’s Director of Science and Agriculture...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Osprey Feeding Her Babies

I love watching the ospreys come back every year and seeing them raise their babies. A healthy Bay means a happy osprey family.

Gretchen Davis

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Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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