Bay Stewardship Course Again Offered In Charlottesville

Press Release
September 2, 2014

Bay Stewardship Course Again Offered In Charlottesville

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)���The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is now accepting applications for its popular adult education course, VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards), which will run Tuesday evenings from October 7 through November 18, 2014, in Charlottesville.

The seven-week course focuses on water quality and stewardship. Featured are in-depth sessions taught by Bay experts from CBF and other regional institutions and organizations. Course topics will include:

  • Local natural history and culture
  • Restoration efforts
  • Bay-friendly landscaping
  • Agriculture and the watershed
  • Bay legislation
  • Citizen action and advocacy

Classes will meet Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn-Pantops, 1793 Richmond Road in Charlottesville. Two Bay-related field trips are included in the course, as is discussion of Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint aimed at restoring streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. Following the class work, participants will be asked to perform 40 hours of Bay-related volunteer service. Successful graduates receive CBF's designation as a "Chesapeake Steward."

A $30.00 fee per individual ($50.00 per couple) covers the costs of materials and field trips. Space is limited; applications are due by Sept. 26. To apply or for more information, contact Robert Jennings at 484/888-2966, email, or visit CBF's website at


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