Virginia E-Newsletter Summer 2013


Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Saving a National Treasure
TAKE ACTION: Protect Farm Bill Conservation Programs 
Right now, the House and Senate are behind closed doors, negotiating a new Farm Bill. Bay restoration relies heavily on key conservation programs within the bill that protect our local water quality. Please make sure your representatives preserve this vital funding to Bay state farmers. TAKE ACTION NOW!
Good Things Are Happening
Across the watershed, from Pennsylvania to Virginia, people are pulling together to restore the Bay and its waters. Through a variety of innovative, collaborative clean water projects, good things are starting to happen! Click here for a glimpse of these successes. 
 Photo by Jamie Betts, TPL.
How Is Virginia Doing?  
CBF's Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings updates us on how Virginia is faring in Bay restoration. "[Virginia] needs to make changes if it wants to stay on track to meet its Bay clean-up commitments." Learn what exactly needs to be done. Plus, read other updates on our local Bay-saving efforts in Maryland and Pennsylvania
Click here to learn more about our Bay progress report.
Keeping Bay Restoration on Track
The news is out! Our latest assessment report evaluates what progress the Bay states are���or are not���making toward clean water restoration. It celebrates the areas where states are exceeding the Chesapeake Bay restoration goals, but also shines a light on areas needing improvement. So, how did your state measure up? Read on to find out!
  Photos from the Education Field!
For more than 40 years, CBF has provided meaningful education experiences to more than a million students. Check out these photos, which capture some of the extraordinary moments out in the field. 

Bay Bytes

Courtesy of NRCS.Students Leading the Way to Saving the Bay
Meet James Hemphill: A sophomore at Virginia Beach's Ocean Lakes High School and a clean-water activist ever since visiting CBF's Fox Island Environmental Education Center in the 6th grade. Just what exactly motivates and inspires this young community leader? Read on for his story here. 

Click here to visit our store!Giving Back to the Community and the Bay
CBF's work to build the Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach just got a big boost thanks to a grant from a longtime friend of the Bay and CBF���the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Read on for the full story . . .

By Michael Sheehan.Stormwater Successes
Recently Virginia approved a major runoff pollution permit for Arlington County, Va. The permit, designed to better treat polluted stormwater running off Arlington streets and parking lots, should lead to cleaner streams, a less polluted Potomac River, and a healthier Chesapeake Bay. Read on!

Click here to visit our store!New Products Available Now on our Online Store!
CBF's online store has some brand new items in stock. Our revolving cheeseboard and tool set is perfect for any party whether onboard or at home. And don't forget the wine! We have a new collection of stemless wine glasses to go with the cheese and crackers. Click here to shop now!

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Photo credits: (left column) Courtesy of NRCS, CBF Staff, Jamie Betts/TPL, Chelsea Hachey/CBF Staff (right column) Courtesy of Ian Robbins/CBF Staff, Courtesy of Virginia River Restorations, Courtesy of SmithGroup JJR, Michael Sheehan, Heather Tuckfield/CBF Staff. | Give
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