CBF in Virginia

Since opening the Virginia office in the early 1980s, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been leading the efforts to Save the Bay in the Old Dominion through environmental advocacy, education, science, policy, litigation, and restoration. Today, CBF boasts offices in Richmond and Virginia Beach, field staff in the Shenandoah Valley, an oyster restoration center in Gloucester Point, and six outdoor environmental education programs across the state. Our efforts are focused on ensuring Virginia meets its 2025 Bay cleanup goals to reduce pollution from sewage treatment plants, farms, and urban and suburban stormwater runoff.

Offices in Virginia

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    Virginia Office, Richmond

    Since opening the Virginia office in the early 1980s, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been leading the efforts to Save the Bay™ in the Old Dominion through environmental advocacy, education,... Read More

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    Hampton Roads Office

    Our Virginia Beach staff is involved across the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. Partnerships to clean up the Elizabeth and Lynnhaven Rivers, protection of critical fisheries, and supporting farmers'... Read More

Facilities in Virginia

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    Brock Environmental Center

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation built the Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to engage, inform, and inspire generations about the environment and how we... Read More

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    Virginia Oyster Restoration Center

    Virginia's oyster restoration staff is small in number but mighty in effort, enthusiasm, and effectiveness as they aim to re-establish this keystone species. Read More

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    Fox Island Environmental Education Center

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Fox Island Environmental Education Center is surrounded by the waters of Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds in Virginia. Read More

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    Port Isobel Island Environmental Education Center

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Port Isobel Island Environmental Education Center is located on a 250-acre island east of Tangier Island, Virginia. Read More

News from Virginia

The Brock Environmental Center was built on a small parcel of land on the picturesque Lynnhaven River in Hampton Roads, Virginia

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CBF Statement on Appointment of Matt Strickler to Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources

(RICHMOND, VA)—Governor-elect Ralph Northam today nominated Matt Strickler to become the next Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources. CBF Virginia Assistant Director Peggy Sanner released the following statement.

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