Virginia Programs & Initiatives

Our Virginia staff has its hands full with environmental advocacy, education, science, policy, and restoration efforts across the Old Dominion.

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    Clean the Bay Day

    Join us in Virginia on the first Saturday in June for this annual community cleanup event.

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    Clean Water Captains

    Clean Water Captains are ambassadors for clean water in their communities.

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    Sue Mangan

    Become a Chesapeake Steward

    CBF's Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards, or VoiCeS, program engages local volunteers and their communities and fosters a deeper understanding of the Bay watershed and the efforts to restore it.

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    Jackie Shannon/CBF Staff

    Oyster Restoration

    CBF's oyster restoration programs offer citizens the tools and information needed to help restore native Eastern oysters to the Chesapeake.

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    Dom J. Manalo

    Speakers Bureau

    Invite CBF staff to your next meeting to educate your members about Bay and water quality issues.

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    Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

    Restoration

    CBF performs hands-on restoration work with community partners across the watershed to reduce pollution at its source and rebuild the Bay's natural filters—oyster reefs, forests, soils, and wetlands.

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    Virginia's Eastern Shore

    The CBF has long worked on local issues important to the Shore.

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    Harry Strite

    Mountains to Bay Grazing Alliance

    A multi-state program supporting farmers interested in grazing their livestock.

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    D.C. Department of Energy & Environment

    Environmental Impact Bonds

    Environmental Impact Bonds provide an innovative source of funding for green infrastructure projects.

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    Jackie Shannon/CBF Staff

    Lafayette River Restoration

    Since 2009, CBF and partners have greatly stepped up efforts to resuscitate the Lafayette River in Norfolk, Virginia. In 2018, the Lafayette became the first river in Virginia to meet oyster restoration goals set for ten tributaries across the Bay.

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    CBF Staff

    Restoring Hampton Waterways

    CBF's "Partnership to Restore Hampton Waterways" reduced stormwater pollution in the city of Hampton, Virginia, restored critical shoreline, and jumpstarted the restoration of native oysters to the region's tributaries.

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    Liz Ronston/CBF Staff

    Hopewell Restoration Project

    CBF added green stormwater solutions to an aging community while creating additional green space for its residents to enjoy.

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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or advocating for a clean Bay, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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