Virginia Office, Richmond

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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 Norfolk, field staff in Charlottesville, an oyster restoration center in Gloucester, 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.

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

News from Virginia

A blue crab hides in a bed of widgeon grass. Photo © 2010 Jay Fleming/iLCP

A blue crab hides in a bed of widgeon grass.

Photo: Jay Fleming/iLCP

CBF Issues Statement Concerning the Smaller than Average Dead Zone in Early July

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker and Beth McGee, CBF’s Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, issued these statements concerning the results of the early July dead zone cruise in Maryland.

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