Virginia Programs & Initiatives

Our Virginia staff has its hands full with environmental advocacy, education, science, policy, and restoration efforts across the Old Dominion.

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    Photo Credit: Kevin DuBois

    Clean the Bay Day

    Each year, on the first Saturday of June, thousands of Virginians simultaneously descend on the...

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    Clean Water Captains

    Clean Water Captains are ambassadors for clean water in their communities.

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    Photo Credit: D.C. Department of Energy & Environment

    Environmental Impact Bonds

    Environmental Impact Bonds provide an innovative source of funding for green infrastructure...

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    Grasses for the Masses

    Grow underwater grasses to help restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia's rivers.

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    Photo Credit: CBF Staff

    Headwaters Agricultural Stewardship Project

    CBF is working with farmers in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to put practices in place that lead...

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    Photo Credit: Liz Ronston/CBF Staff

    Hopewell Restoration Project

    CBF is adding green stormwater solutions to an aging community while creating additional green...

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    Photo Credit: Harry Strite

    Mountains to Bay Grazing Alliance

    A multi-state program supporting farmers interested in grazing their livestock.

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    Photo Credit: Jackie Shannon/CBF Staff

    Oyster Restoration

    CBF's oyster restoration programs offer citizens the tools and information needed to help restore...

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    Photo Credit: by Kim Jurczyk/CBF Staff

    Restoring Southside Richmond Watersheds Project

    Improving the quantity of and awareness about green infrastructure practices in the Broad Rock...

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    Photo Credit: Dom J. Manalo

    Speakers Bureau

    Our special program that trains CBF volunteers to educate the public on Bay and water quality...

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    Stream & Shoreline Restoration

    Five major rivers—the Susquehanna, Potomac, Rappahannock, York, and James—provide nearly 90...

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    CBF Staff

    Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS)

    CBF created the VoiCeS program in 2004 as a way to reach out to local volunteers and their...

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Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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