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  • Bay Foundation Seeks More Salvaged Materials for the Greenest Building in Virginia

    August 2, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is issuing a final call to the Hampton Roads community for used and salvaged building materials to help create the Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point.

  • Rain Barrels Available at Wormleysburg River Day

    July 18, 2013

    The Harrisburg Rain Barrel Coalition will be on site this Saturday, July 20th, at the Wormleysburg River Day festival to help educate area residents about the benefits of using rain barrels to collect rainwater from rooftops. Decorative, hand-painted barrels will also be available for sale.

  • CBF Issues Statement of Senate Confirmation of Gina McCarthy

    July 18, 2013

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following Senate confirmation of Gina McCarthy as Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. "We are delighted that Gina McCarthy has been confirmed.

  • Bay Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award

    June 26, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) honored the leadership and conservation achievements of Bradford County Conservation District Manager Mike Lovegreen by recognizing his lifetime achievements with the CBF 2013 Conservationist of the Year Award. Lovegreen was honored by nearly one hundred colleagues, friends, and CBF staff at the state Capitol on June 25th. Many had traveled several hours to celebrate his achievements.

  • AAC health department advises against swimming this weekend

    June 7, 2013

    Anne Arundel County Department of Health has issued a "Preemptive Advisory" in effect for June 7-9 cautioning that all county beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for at least 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks.

  • CBF and EPA Reach New Agreement to Reduce Pollution from Animal Operations

    June 5, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have reached a new agreement to reduce pollution from animal operations. This new agreement, which arises from the 2010 settlement of CBF's lawsuit, will provide additional certainty that the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint (the Bay Total Maximum Daily Load and State Watershed Implementation Plans or "WIPs") now in place will achieve its goal of reducing pollution throughout the six-state, 64,000 square-mile Bay region with full implementation by 2025.

  • Thousands Volunteer Statewide to Help Mark Clean the Bay Day's 25th Anniversary

    June 1, 2013

    As a testament to the long-time success of one of the most popular volunteer events in the state, today several thousand volunteers rolled up their sleeves to become stewards of their local waterways and participated in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Clean the Bay Day. Today marked the annual shoreline litter pickup's 25th anniversary.

  • Virginia Beach High Schooler Named Top CBF Student Leader

    June 1, 2013

    James Hemphill, a 16-year-old sophomore at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, has received the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) 2013 Student Leadership Award for his outstanding conservation work in school and the community.

  • CBF Calls for Stronger House Farm Bill

    May 13, 2013

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker made this statement in response to the House Agriculture Committee's release of its draft of the Farm Bill. "The House Agriculture Committee's draft 2013 Farm Bill falls far short for the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. This draft actually reduces conservation programs at a time when all of us are asked to do more to reduce pollution.

  • CBF's Brock Environmental Center Inspires Broad Community Support

    May 7, 2013

    Recent donations of more than a half-million dollars to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) for the creation of a cutting-edge, eco-friendly environmental education center in Virginia Beach demonstrate wide support for the project.

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