The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, supporters, and staff are our top priorities, so we have decided to close all CBF offices and other facilities for the foreseeable future. Public beach access is also closed at our Merrill and Brock Centers. Staff are working remotely. We will continue to assess the COVID-19 situation and update our website regularly regarding future events and building closures. Be assured that all decisions will be based on our confidence in providing a healthy and safe environment for participants, visitors, and staff.
CBF has been active in this region since launching an education program in 1983. CBF's first Hampton Roads office opened in 1985 and environmental restoration and protection efforts began in 1990. Today, our state-of-the-art Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach sets the bar higher for for environmentally sensitive and smart building.
You don't have to travel far in Hampton Roads before you see water. The region is home to several rivers and numerous creeks which have shaped one of the largest natural harbors in the world. As a result, sustainable fisheries and sea level rise are part of the office's agenda. Collaboration is a big part of our local efforts, from partnerships to clean up the Elizabeth and Lynnhaven Rivers to supporting farmers' efforts to reduce polluted agricultural runoff.