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  • Mayor Breaks Ground on Vacant Lot Restoration Program

    August 7, 2015

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin helped break ground today on a project that will turn an unsightly vacant lot on Riggs Avenue in the Bridgeview/Greenlawn community of West Baltimore into a pocket park for the neighborhood.

  • CBF Starts Clock to Meet Living Building Challenge

    April 1, 2015

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today began year-long monitoring of the Brock Environmental Center aimed at achieving Living Building Challenge certification, a rare, environmentally demanding designation achieved by only a handful of buildings around the world.

  • CBF to Host Free Screening of Movie "Dirt!"

    February 24, 2015

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will host a free screening of "Dirt! The Movie," an award-winning documentary featuring people striving to renew their relationship with the earth.

  • Cutting-Edge Environmental Center Opens at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach

    November 14, 2014

    As Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President Will Baker and a host of dignitaries symbolically "unplugged" the building from the power grid, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center today at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach.

  • PAPCO Pledges $50,000 Gift for CBF'S Brock Environmental Center

    April 21, 2014

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) announced today that PAPCO, a Virginia Beach-based marketer and distributor of refined fuels, lubricants, and other energy products and services, has pledged a $50,000 gift for CBF's Brock Environmental Center, now under construction at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach.

  • No doubt left; Local residents oppose Four Seasons development

    October 29, 2013

    A majority of voters in Kent Island and Queen Anne's County are opposed to the 1079-unit Four Seasons development project proposed for Kent Island. On the island, opponents outnumber supporters by more than 2-1, according to a public opinion poll by Public Opinion Strategies commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Queen Anne's Conservation Association (QACA). Half again as many people county-wide oppose the project.

  • CBF Seeks Local Salvaged Materials for Living Building at Pleasure House Point

    December 19, 2012

    Pursuing the most stringent sustainability standards for its planned environmental center at Pleasure House Point, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is seeking salvaged building materials needed for the project. CBF plans to construct the Brock Environmental Center to meet the "Living Building Challenge�," a set of strict environmental standards established by the International Living Future Institute that requires the facility to have "net zero" impact on the environment.

  • Most Environmentally Sustainable Building in Virginia Gets Green Light from Virginia Beach

    December 11, 2012

    The Virginia Beach City Council has voted to approve a Conditional Use Permit for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) to construct what will be the most environmentally sustainable building in Virginia, located at Pleasure House Point. Tonight's city council action clears the way for CBF to move forward with the Brock Environmental Center, named in honor of Macon and Joan Brock of Virginia Beach, who provided a $3.5 million leadership gift toward the $20 million project.

  • CBF, Citizens for Stumpy Lake Appeal Chesapeake Wetlands Decision

    October 22, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Citizens for Stumpy Lake (CSL) have appealed a Richmond Circuit Court judge's final ruling in a wetland permitting dispute dating from 2003. That's when CBF and CSL challenged a State Water Control Board decision granting Tri-City Properties, a Virginia Beach development company, a state permit to destroy a huge tract of protected nontidal wetlands in Chesapeake, Va.�181 acres as the United States Army Corps of Engineers concluded. Tri-City sought the permit to develop a massive residential and commercial development immediately adjacent to the Stumpy Lake Nature Preserve in Virginia Beach.

  • CBF Announces $20 Million Campaign for Pleasure House Point

    October 12, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today announced a $20 million fundraising campaign to build a cutting-edge environmental center, enhance environmental education, improve habitat, and create a venue for community collaboration at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach. The campaign includes $10 million to acquire land and construct a state-of-the-art "Living Building"; $5 million for programs to improve water quality, including advocacy, environmental education, restoration, and outreach; and $5 million to endow the center and its education and community programs. The new center at Pleasure House Point will be named the Brock Environmental Center.

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