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CBF's new Brock Environmental Center. Photo by Paul Willey/CBF StaffAttend CBF's Brock Environmental Center Grand Opening November 16!

Join us on November 16, 2014, for the grand opening of our newest office, located at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach. The Brock Center is an innovative example of environmentally sensitive and smart building—among the first in the nation to embrace energy and water approach independence.   Register here

Race for the Bay and CBF!

On November 9, 2014, the Across the Bay 10k will take runners across the most majestic course—the 4.35-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point.

WE HAVE BIBS! We have a limited number of charity bibs available! Details here.

Runners: Create your individual or team fundraising pages today!

Runners and Supporters: Get your race t-shirts now!

Find out more  at cbf.org/bay10k

There's lots more going on! See our complete online calendar.

Striped bass (rockfish)   Photo by Yuri HutaPress Statement

October 30, 2014

CBF Issues Statement Following ASMFC Decision to Reduce Harvest of Striped Bass

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Vice President Kim Coble issued this statement following the decision of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to reduce harvest of striped bass.

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Press STATEMENT

October 28, 2014

Maxwell Wins CBF Educator of the Year

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today named Dr. Kevin Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer of Prince George’s County Public Schools, as CBF 2014 Educator of the Year. Maxwell has made environmental literacy for all students one of his top educational priorities. Read More

 

Press STATEMENT

October 28, 2014

CBF Issues Statement Following Gov. Corbett's Signing of the Buffer Bill

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Pennsylvania Executive Director, issued this statement following Governor Corbett's signing of HB1565. The legislation removes important protections for Pennsylvania's most pristine waterways. "We believe this legislation weakens Pennsylvania's ability to protect its most important, sensitive, and high quality waterways. It also will make implementing the Commonwealth's commitments to the restoring local rivers and streams much more difficult." Read More

 

 

 

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CBF In the News

October 28, 2014

Important Lessons Taught

(Suffolk News-Herald)—For most kids in the seventh grade, spending a day on the water means hanging out on a float at the neighborhood pool or spending time with family and friends at the beach. But for seventh-grade students in Suffolk, the phrase recently meant spending a cold morning learning about the waterways around Suffolk. Read More

 

CBF In the News

October 27, 2014

This Building Is Made From Trash. Yes, Really

(NationSwell.com)—What’s the best way to build a green building? Well, for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), the answer is dumpster diving.Yes, you read that right. For the past year and a half, members of the foundation have been turning garbage bins inside out in search of materials to construct the Brock Environmental Center building in Virginia Beach, Va. Read More

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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
October 29, 2014

This Week's Share: Sunchokes, Garlic and More

This week's photo is from Instagram user MrsPepperMonkey. Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking with your weekly share, or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them here! ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS Two More Weeks After This Week! We've...

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Upcoming Events

Susie Q Farm Tree Planting (VA)
Sat, 01 Nov 2014
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Bay Discovery Canoe Trip (MD-Eastern Shore)
Sat, 01 Nov 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bounty of the Bay Farm to Table Celebration (VA-HR)
Sat, 01 Nov 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VoiCeS Course Charlottesville (VA)
Tue, 04 Nov 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

New Holland Tree Planting (PA)
Sat, 08 Nov 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Across the Bay 10k
Sun, 09 Nov 2014
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

VoiCeS Course Charlottesville (VA)
Tue, 11 Nov 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Practical Approaches to Run-Off and Oxford Tour (MD)
Wed, 12 Nov 2014
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Brock Environmental Center Grand Opening (VA)
Sun, 16 Nov 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Brock Center Grand Opening (VA)
Sun, 16 Nov 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bringing Back the Bay’s Oysters: Accelerating Progress (MD)
Mon, 17 Nov 2014
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

VoiCeS Course Charlottesville (VA)
Tue, 18 Nov 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Water Blues Film Event (PA)
Tue, 18 Nov 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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The Chesapeake Bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed covers parts of six states and is home to more than 17 million people.

 

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