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Virginia Oyster Gardeners: Seminars and Roundups Scheduled

New oyster gardener seminars and returning gardener roundups are scheduled throughout July, August, and September. Check the Schedule for the one nearest you

Richmond VoiCeS Program Registration Open

CBF's next Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) training program starts September 2 in Richmond's Bellemeade community. Registration deadline is August 13. Find out more.

Educators: Registration Open for Summer, Fall Programs

Registration is open for summer professional development courses for teachers and principals. Limited dates are still available for Fall 2014 one-day field programs. Find out more.

Race for the Bay and CBF!

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is delighted to be one of four official Across the Bay 10k charity partners.

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. Runners will experience water vistas dotted with sailboats and cargo ships from atop a major dual-span bridge that doesn’t allow pedestrian traffic at any other time of the year.

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.

Rainwater flows into a storm drain. Photo © Krista Schlyer/iLCPPress Statement

July 11, 2014

CBF Applauds Passage of Legislation to Help Communities Reduce Impacts and Costs of Urban and Suburban Polluted Runoff

(HARRISBURG, PA)—LeeAnn Murray, Pennsylvania Assistant Director and Staff Attorney for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following the passage of Senate Bill 1225, legislation that will help local communities reduce the costs associated with urban and suburban polluted runoff.

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Press Release

July 1, 2014

CBF Issues Statement on Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission

(RICHMOND, VA)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement regarding Gov. McAuliffe's naming of members to the Governor's Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission...

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Press Release

June 26, 2014

CBF Applauds EPA Milestone Assessment and Urges States to Accelerate Efforts

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the release of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2012-13 milestone assessments and the actions it is taking to ensure progress. EPA's assessment closely tracked the assessment done by CBF and the Choose Clean Water Coalition, which found both progress and areas in need of improvement in all jurisdictions.

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CBF In the News

July 23, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Teaches the Teachers in Glen Burnie Project

(Capital Gazette)—Theresa Smelser never went camping as a child. She's making up for it this week. The Point Pleasant Elementary teacher and 14 other teachers are spending three nights at the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore. It's part of an environmental literacy course elementary school teachers in Glen Burnie had the chance to sign up for this summer. Read More

 

CBF In the News

July 22, 2014

Virginia Oyster Harvest Surges to Half a Million Bushels

(Daily Press)—If the 60 percent jump in Virginia's oyster harvest in 2012 wasn't enough, last year the state logged another 25 percent surge — making that harvest the biggest since 1987... oyster management partnerships between the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, citizen oyster gardeners and others are helping the stock rebuild. Read More

 

 

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July 23, 2014

This Week's Share: Cucumbers, Squash, Shallots and More

This week's featured photo is from Instagram (via user "jessemessy91"), featuring kale & tomato in a garlic & whole grain mustard sauce over pasta that she made with her share! Send us your own photos or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm and we'll feature them here! THIS WEEK'S SHARE…

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Upcoming Events

Watershed Steward Certification Course Information Session (MD)
Tue, 29 Jul 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Glouster Oyster Gardening (VA)
Thu, 07 Aug 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Watershed Steward Certification Course Information Session (MD)
Thu, 07 Aug 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Northern Neck Oyster Gardening (VA)
Sat, 09 Aug 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Watershed Steward Certification Course Information Session (MD)
Thu, 14 Aug 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


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