CBF Statement on Appointment of Matt Strickler to Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources

(RICHMOND, VA)—Governor-elect Ralph Northam today nominated Matt Strickler to become the next Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources. CBF Virginia Assistant Director Peggy Sanner released the following statement:

"Congratulations to Matt Strickler for being nominated to become Virginia's next Secretary of Natural Resources. He has a long history of working on environmental issues both here in the Commonwealth and on the national level. Throughout his career, Matt has championed the economic and ecological importance of restoring Virginia's waterways.

"While Virginia is starting to see cleaner water, the next four years will be key to maintaining progress under the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. We look forward to working with the next Secretary of Natural Resources to fully restore our rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay."

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