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CBF Staff

Menhaden Legislation Approved by Virginia House And Senate

The Virginia legislature passed bipartisan legislation to transfer management of Virginia’s menhaden fisheries from the General Assembly to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC).

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A great blue heron searches for fish.

Barbara Houston

CBF Appreciates Sarbanes Leadership Moving Bill to Renew Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network

The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed legislation spearheaded by Rep. John Sarbanes and supported by 15 bipartisan original co-sponsors to reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network through 2025.

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Tree saplings in plastic sleeves planted along an eroded stream.

Codi Yeager/CBF Staff

Proposed Maryland Legislation Aims to Help Farmers Reduce Agriculture Pollution

On Tuesday, Maryland farmers and environmental advocates testified in favor of new legislation to help farmers more easily add long-term, fixed natural filters such as tree buffers and grass pastures to farms.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 7

Bees, Trees, and Clean Water - Hopewell

9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 6
Appomattox Regional Library
Hopewell, Virginia
Monday, March 9

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 8
Dock 5 at Union Market
Washington, District of Columbia
Monday, March 30

Charlottesville Slurp and Learn

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 29
Random Row Brewing
Charlottesville, Virginia
Saturday, June 6

Clean the Bay Day

9:00 am-Noon

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The Chesapeake Bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed covers parts of six states and is home to more than 18 million people.

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