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A blue heron with a crab in its beak amidst tall, green grasses.

A heron finds a meal in Hampton, VA.

Photo: Nichole Leighton

CBF Statement on Strengthening Virginia’s DEQ

Today Virginia’s Secretary of Natural Resources released a report on commitments to strengthen Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) under Gov. Northam’s Executive Order 6, issued in April 2018.

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Atlantic sturgeon.

A fish with unparalleled historical significance, the Atlantic sturgeon is threatened with extinction on our watch.

Photo: iStock

CBF Statement on Trump Administration’s Changes to the Endangered Species Act

Today, the Trump administration published rules stripping key provisions from the Endangered Species Act regulations.

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Veterans, community members, paddlers, and others enjoy being on the water during CBF's annual Veterans on the Susquehanna event.

Photo: BJ Small/CBF Staff

Veterans on the Susquehanna

1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join us on the Susquehanna for a day of paddling and celebrating our veterans and our river.

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Virginia Rod & Reef Slam

6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Lynnhaven and Lafayette Rivers

Join CBF for a fishing tournament that celebrates oyster reef restoration and the habitat it provides for Chesapeake Bay fish species.

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Veterans on the Susquehanna

1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Shore Anglers' Fall Preview

5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 5
  • Jimmie & Sook's Raw Bar & Grill
  • Cambridge, Maryland

Oysters on Tap Trivia Night

6:00-8:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 4
  • CBF's Phillip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland

VoiCeS Richmond

5:30-8:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 6
  • Glen Allen, Virginia

Virginia Rod & Reef Slam

6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 11
  • Lynnhaven and Lafayette Rivers
  • Hampton Roads, Virginia

Baltimore Oysters and Brews: A Reef to Table Event

5:00-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 14
  • Union Craft Brewing Company
  • Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Rod & Reef Slam

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Sherwood, Maryland

Rock the Brock: 9th Annual Clean Water Captains' Retreat

Registration Deadline: September 13
  • CBF's Brock Environmental Center
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia
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CBF Student Leader Masterclass explored federal policy and water quality in Washington, D.C.

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Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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