Saving the Bay through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration.


A fishing boat sits on the water as the sun sets with clouds behind it

Judy Jones

VMRC Rejects New Menhaden Fishery Limits

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) today failed to approve proposed regulations on Virginia’s menhaden purse seine fisheries, opting instead to propose a memorandum of understanding between the menhaden harvesting industry and Commission.

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Green farm pasture with fencing, mountains in the background.

Matt Kowalski/CBF Staff

CBF Calls on MDE to Deny Hurlock Spray Irrigation Permit

CBF scientists are concerned a groundwater discharge permit renewal that would enable the Town of Hurlock’s wastewater treatment plant to continue spraying 725,000 gallons of treated wastewater per day onto farm fields puts water quality and wildlife at risk.

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Birds are silhouetted as they fly across the rising sun by marsh land on Virginia's Eastern Shore

Bob Diller

Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin, Champion for Clean Water and Environmental Justice, Passes

U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin, who represented Virginia’s fourth Congressional district including parts of Richmond and Central and Southside Virginia, passed away Nov. 28.

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Friday, December 9

Upper James Watershed Volunteer Planting

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Registration Deadline: December 6
Raphine, VA
Saturday, December 10

Upper James Watershed Volunteer Planting

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Registration Deadline: December 6
Raphine, VA
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Annapolis, Maryland
Saturday, October 14

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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