Kenny Fletcher lives in Richmond less than a mile from the James River's rapids, but grew up surrounded by the Bay's brackish waters in southern Maryland. He is currently CBF's Virginia Communications Coordinator, where he travels the Commonwealth in search of the best stories in the watershed.
He has a degree in Spanish from St. Mary's College of Maryland and a master's in journalism from the University of Maryland. His work has been published by Smithsonian Magazine and numerous newspapers and magazines throughout Virginia and Maryland.
In his free time Kenny loves exploring rivers and creeks by canoe, fishing for rockfish on the Bay, and hiking with his family. His favorite place in the Bay watershed is Dragon Run, a pristine swamp in Virginia's Middle Peninsula.
March 12, 2019
CBF's Hampton Roads Grassroots Manager Tanner Council describes Hampton resident Claire Neubert as one of the most prolific volunteers CBF has ever worked with.
February 27, 2019
One student is on a quest to officially recognize the importance of oysters in Virginia.
January 31, 2019
Hazardous coal ash has been precariously stored in unlined ponds at four sites along the James, Potomac, and Elizabeth rivers, but elected leaders in Virginia are now requiring it be moved.
October 11, 2018
For decades, photographer James Balog has focused on the relationship between people and nature. For his latest project, Balog traveled across the country to examine how people are altering the elements of life—from wildfires to air pollution to rising waters.
August 22, 2018
Last July, 10 farmers from the base of Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains in Bedford County spent an eye-opening weekend on islands in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay during CBF's latest Farmers to the Bay excursion.
February 15, 2018
Mill Dam Creek in suburban Virginia Beach is being revitalized, which will result in a healthier Lynnhaven River.
November 16, 2017
As the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Brock Environmental Center marks its third year, the building continues to surpass expectations for sustainability and has become an environmental hub for the community.
November 6, 2017
On the morning of Saturday November 4, 2017, youth from a Virginia Beach 4-H club planted 12 saplings from the historic Emancipation Oak at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach.
September 25, 2017
Amazing critters are thriving in the Lafayette River, an urban waterway entirely within Norfolk city limits. The great variety of life found on a recent biological survey of the Lafayette River is one more sign that this once-polluted river is getting better.
August 16, 2017
Virginia's Beach's Pleasure House Brewing and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation have teamed up to brew a one-of-a-kind beer using rainwater collected at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center.