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A photo of Fox Gap Rod & Gun Club owner Chip Brown offering tree-planting instructions to CBF PA Mentors in Agricultural Conservation students from Penns Valley High School.

Fox Gap Rod & Gun Club owner Chip Brown, right, offers tree-planting instructions to CBF PA Mentors in Agricultural Conservation (MAC) students from Penns Valley High School, on club property near Elk Creek in Centre County. About 90 seventh-graders from Penns Valley High School be at the club for Elk Creek Field Day on April 30, 2018.

Photo: Emily Thorpe/CBF Staff.

Centre County High School Students to Learn About Water Quality in Their Own Backyards and the Bay

(HARRISBURG, PA)–Fox Gap Rod & Gun Club will become an outdoor classroom where 90 seventh-graders from Penns Valley High School will learn about water quality in their own Centre County backyards at Elk Creek Field Day on April 30.

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An egret at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Photo: Kevin Moore

Former Riverkeeper Tom Leigh to Help Eastern Shore Localities Reduce Pollution

(EASTON, MD)—Tom Leigh, a former local Riverkeeper and Chesapeake Bay Trust program director, has been hired as a clean water expert to counsel multiple Eastern Shore localities.

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A family participates in Clean the Bay Day at Kiptopeke State Park.

Photo: Kevin DuBois

Clean the Bay Day

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Each year, on the first Saturday of June, thousands of Virginians simultaneously descend on the rivers, streams, and beaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to remove harmful litter and debris. Thirty years strong, Clean the Bay Day is a true Virginian tradition and an annual opportunity for families, military installations, businesses, clubs, civic or church groups to give back to local waterways.

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Project Clean Stream at Bill Burton Fishing Pier

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Prettyboy Reservoir Watershed Restoration

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Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip

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