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  • The Year of the Tree

    May 21, 2024

    CBF backed nine tree conservation bills in Virginia in 2024, and a historic number of them made it all the way to the governor’s desk. CBF's Ann Jurczyk is one reason advocacy is paying off.

  • Places to Go, Things to Do in the Chesapeake Region

    May 14, 2024

    11 magical Bay watershed destinations to explore this spring and summer.

  • Our 5 Favorite Things About Spring on the Chesapeake

    May 7, 2024

    The locusts are blooming, the ospreys are cheeping, and the calendars are filling up! Now's the time to savor everything there is to love about spring on the Chesapeake.

  • Shaped by a Salamander

    April 23, 2024

    Five years after their triumphant campaign to crown the Eastern hellbender as Pennsylvania’s state amphibian, former CBF student leaders are taking on the world of conservation, education, and law.

  • Bay Foundation Equity Director Wants Advocacy as Diverse as Nature

    April 16, 2024

    Carmera Thomas-Wilhite is the first vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in CBF's history, and a leading regional voice on the critical topic.

  • Reconnecting with Their Ancestral Land and River

    April 5, 2024

    Last month, CBF, the Virginia Department of Forestry, and volunteers joined the Nansemond Indian Nation for a tree planting that deepened their connection to their ancestral riverfront land

  • One-on-One with The General Assembly

    March 1, 2024

    Advocates take a ‘rare opportunity’ to meet with legislators on the importance of tree conservation, water quality, and climate resiliency bills.

  • In Virginia, Hope Grows on Trees

    February 21, 2024

    Virginia’s trees are disappearing. A tree planting in Norfolk—and conservation efforts from state lawmakers—offer signs of hope.

  • Let's Go Outdoors!

    February 15, 2024

    Tarsha and Keisha Scovens' Let’s Go Outdoors (LGO) program is increasing family engagement in outdoor recreation, and teaching diverse youth and adults in under-represented communities in Lancaster and Philadelphia about the environment and conservation.

  • Save the Bay Newsletter: Living Shorelines, Urban Farms, and People-Centered Conservation

    November 16, 2023

    This month, we discuss what it means to center people in conservation. When we do it successfully, it not only moves watershed restoration forward, but also builds community.

  • Little Pieces of Life, Green, and Community

    November 9, 2023

    In building local food systems that support community and environmental wellbeing, small and urban farms have an outsized impact.

  • Living Shoreline Builds Resilience—and Community

    November 8, 2023

    This summer, roughly 90 volunteers from all walks of life came together for 10 weeks to restore waterfront in Portsmouth, Virginia. Community and comradery ensued.

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