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 Two windmills flank CBF's Brock Environmental Center. They are one source of power for the LEED Platinum building. Photo by Deanna Brusa/CBF StaffPress Release

July 30, 2015

Brock Environmental Center Earns Top Green Building Stamp

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach has achieved the U.S. Green Building Council's top designation, LEED Platinum, for its cutting-edge energy- and water- efficient features. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, sets standards worldwide for green building practices. Platinum is the highest LEED designation. Read More

Photo by Deanna Brusa/CBF Staff

Press Release

July 30, 2015

CBF Applauds Somerset County As the 16th County to Join the Clean Water Counts Campaign

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Somerset County commissioners, for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Commonwealth. Read More

Press Release

July 29, 2015

CBF Supports Severance Tax on Natural Gas Extraction if Clean Water Efforts in Pennsylvania Get Share of the Revenues

(HARRISBURG, PA)—CBF today issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Assistant Executive Director Lee Ann Murray, explaining its conditional support of a severance tax on natural gas extraction in the Commonwealth. Read More


CBF In the News

July 29, 2015

Action Needed on Bay Cleanup

(Star-Democrat)—At the recent annual meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Program leadership, there was much talk about the importance of restoring local rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay, but a shortage of commitment to specific actions that will get Bay restoration back on track. And it is clearly off track. (Kim Coble, CBF Vice President, Environmental Protection & Restoration)  Read More

CBF In the News

July 28, 2015

Pollution Blamed for Algal Bloom in Lafayette River

(WRAL)—Much of the ordinarily green Lafayette River has turned reddish-brown this summer because of an extensive algal bloom that has taken ahold of the urban river that winds through much of Norfolk.  Read More


Bride bouquet  Photo by  L.A. Birdie PhotographyPhoto by L.A. Birdie Photography

Bridal Showcase August 18

Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for a Bridal Showcase at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center.

Enjoy an intimate evening on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with hors d' oeurves, music, cocktail sampling, a raffle, and a parting gift.

Featured vendors include Rouge Fine Catering, MyDeeJay, Mills Fine Wine and Spirits, Bay Blooms Weddings, Victoria Selman Photographer, SugarBakers Cakes, and Wedding Savvy.

To RSVP please e-mail Marissa Spratley at [email protected]

Find out more about reserving the Merrill Center for your next event.

Brock Center Tour Schedule

Come explore CBF's Brock Environmental Center and learn about one of the most energy efficient and environmentally smart buildings in the world!

Visit our tour page to view the current public tour schedule or get information for setting up a private tour.

Upcoming Events

Brock Environmental Center Green Building Tour (VA)
Tue, 04 Aug 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Brock Environmental Center Green Building Tour (VA)
Sat, 08 Aug 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brock Environmental Center Green Building Tour (VA)
Fri, 14 Aug 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CBF Bridal Showcase (MD)
Tue, 18 Aug 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Stream Clean-up in Oak Grove-Bellmeade Area (VA)
Sat, 22 Aug 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brock Environmental Center Green Building Tour (VA)
Sat, 22 Aug 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
July 30, 2015

Sign Up Now for Canning Workshops

Each summer we offer a unique opportunity to our CSA members: get some hands-on canning experience. If you've ever been interested in learning about canning, now's your chance. The classes are offered by CSA member Susan Sanders, who teaches the courses in her home near Dupont Circle...



Episode #9
Partnership for Clean Water
July 21, 2015

CBF President Will Baker talks with Vice President, Environmental Protection and Restoration, Kim Coble about the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the upcoming Chesapeake Executive Council meeting, and how the Bay watershed states are progressing in their efforts to meet 2017 Bay Cleanup milestones.

Find out more about the progress of the Bay cleanup at cbf.org/milestones.

Information about the July 23 Executive Council meeting can be found on the cbf.org homepage under the Events tab.

Episode #8
The Ruling Is In: A Great Win for Clean Water!
July 7, 2015

A federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirms the legality of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint and ensures that efforts to clean up local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay will continue. CBF President Will Baker and CBF Vice President Jon Mueller dicuss the just-in historic ruling in favor of EPA, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and other intervenors.

Learn more about this historic win.

Listen to more on our Podcast page

Where We Work

CBF has operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Click on the map pins below to learn more about our offices, operations, and education centers.

Blue markers indicate main offices = Offices | Green markers indicate education centers = Education Centers | Yellow markers indicate other operations = Other Operations

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


Libby Norris

CBF says farewell to Libby Norris, CBF's Virginia watershed restoration scientist and agricultural specialist, who passed away Thursday, July 2, after battling breast cancer for 14 years. Read More


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