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.
Since opening the Virginia office in the early 1980s, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been leading the efforts to Save the Bay in the Old Dominion through environmental advocacy, education, science, policy, litigation, and restoration. Our efforts are focused on ensuring Virginia meets its 2025 Bay cleanup goals to reduce pollution from sewage treatment plants, farms, and urban and suburban stormwater runoff.
Today, CBF boasts offices in Richmond and a Hampton Roads office in Virginia Beach; field staff in Charlottesville, the Shenandoah Valley, and the Eastern Shore; oyster restoration facilities in Gloucester and Virginia Beach; and seven outdoor environmental education programs across the state, including a student leadership program.
Facilities in Virginia
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation built the Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to engage, inform, and inspire generations about the environment and how we...Read More
Virginia's oyster restoration staff is small in number but mighty in effort, enthusiasm, and effectiveness as they aim to re-establish this keystone species.Read More