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.
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.
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.
August 23, 2012
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today announced plans to create an ultra-green environmental education/community center on a small corner of Pleasure House Point, a 100-acre-plus track of dunes, marsh, and trees acquired last month by the City of Virginia Beach for conservation and recreation.