March 10 Blue Planet Forum to Focus on Economic Value of a Clean Chesapeake Bay

(NORFOLK, VA)—Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones will join a panel discussion to explore the economic value of clean streams, rivers, and a restored Chesapeake Bay at the next Blue Planet Forum on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Joining Jones will be Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Senior Water Quality Scientist Dr. Beth McGee and Dr. Quentin Kidd, chair of Christopher Newport University's Department of Government and director of the university's Wason Center for Public Policy. CBF President Will Baker will welcome the panelists, and Cathy Lewis, host of WHRO's HearSay public affairs show, will moderate the program, titled "How much is a clean Chesapeake Bay worth?"

The Blue Planet Forum is a series of free public lectures to inform and engage citizens on important environmental issues facing Hampton Roads and the nation. The March 10 forum will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Slover Library, 6th floor community room, 235 East Plume Street in Norfolk.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP in advance by visiting www.cbf.org/blueplanet, emailing blueplanet@cbf.org, or calling 757/622-1964.

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