(CULPEPER, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) are hosting a breakfast discussion in Culpeper on issues facing local streams, rivers, and the Bay ahead of this fall's elections for Virginia's Governor and House of Delegates. The Clean Water Breakfast will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Culpeper Center, 137 S. Main Street in Culpeper, VA.
Speakers from CBF and PEC will discuss the health of local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the challenges facing Virginia's next governor to improve water quality, enhance fisheries, and expand wildlife habitat.
"While there is good news and we are making progress, there is still a long way to go to restore the health of our waterways," said CBF Virginia Director of Outreach and Advocacy Ann Jurczyk. "Commitment from state legislators and Virginia's next Governor will be essential to reach our clean water goals. With the right policies and continued investment, together we can reduce pollution, restore oysters and other iconic fisheries, and strengthen local communities."
Piedmont Environmental Council Director of State Policy Dan Holmes emphasized the importance of state support for farm conservation efforts. "Agricultural Best Management Practices are a key part of the plan for restoring the Bay and have broad bipartisan support," he said. "They're also one of our best tools for protecting the water we drink and providing a healthy future for our farms. We can make progress toward these and other goals in the upcoming General Assembly session."
A light breakfast will be available for free. Registration is required in advance—click here.