VoiCeS: Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards

Registration Open for Richmond VoiCeS Program
The program will be held at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens every Tuesday evening, September 15 to November 3, 2015, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Contact Blair Blanchette for details and a registration form. bblanchette@cbf.org or 804-780-1392.

CBF's VoiCeS program is a multi-week series of evening classes for volunteers who want to learn more about the Chesapeake Bay and regional environmental issues affecting the Eastern Shore of Virginia and the Bay watershed. The program provides information on subjects affecting the health of our community's natural environment and how you can take action. In-depth sessions are taught by Bay experts from CBF and other regional institutions and organizations. Course topics typically include: local natural history and culture, restoration efforts, wetlands, native landscaping, agriculture, current legislation, advocacy, and more.

Classes meet one evening a week. One or two Bay-related field trips are frequently included in, as is discussion of Virginia's Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the state's plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay and local streams and rivers.

The program culminates in a service requirement of 40 hours on a Bay-related project(s) of your choosing. Successful graduates receive CBF's designation as "Chesapeake Stewards."

 

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