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Bay Discussion Comes at Critical Point for Virginia's Clean Water Blueprint

(VIRGINIA BEACH) – A May 14 discussion with leading Chesapeake Bay science and restoration experts comes as Virginia completes its final update to the Clean Water Blueprint, which creates a roadmap to a restored Bay.

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Photo of smoke billowing from a power plant smokestack, reflected in the river running alongside.

Smoke rises into the clear blue sky from the Brunners Island Power Station, a coal-fired electric-generating facility on the Susquehanna River in southern Pennsylvania.

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Opposes Changes to Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has submitted comments to EPA opposing proposed changes to the analysis underlying the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.

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A family participates in Clean the Bay Day at Kiptopeke State Park.

Photo: Kevin DuBois

Clean the Bay Day

9:00 am-Noon

Each year, on the first Saturday of June, thousands of Virginians simultaneously descend on the rivers, streams, and beaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to remove harmful litter and debris. Thirty years strong, Clean the Bay Day is a true Virginian tradition and an annual opportunity for families, military installations, businesses, clubs, civic or church groups to give back to local waterways.

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Bands in the Sand

5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 |

Join us for a fun-filled evening on the water's edge with great friends, amazing live music, cool drinks, and mouth-watering food at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's annual Bands in the Sand event.


Reef Ball Events

Reef Ball Build

9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: April 24
  • CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
  • Maryland

Reef Ball Build

9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: April 25
  • CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
  • Maryland

Riparian Restoration

9:00 am-Noon Registration Deadline: April 26
  • Baltimore County
  • Baltimore, Maryland

Reef Ball Build

10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: April 26
  • CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
  • Maryland

Grasses for the Masses

9:30-11:30 a.m. Registration Deadline: April 30
  • Westover Plantation
  • Charles City, Virginia

Grasses for the Masses

2:00-4:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: April 30
  • Mason Neck State Park
  • Lorton, Virginia

Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip

5:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Baltimore, Maryland
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The Chesapeake Bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed covers parts of six states and is home to more than 18 million people.

CBF has programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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