Statement on Virginia General Assembly Resolution Commending CBF on Its 50th Anniversary

(RICHMOND, VA)—On the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates today, legislators presented the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) with a resolution commending CBF on its 50th anniversary.

CBF President William C. Baker released the following statement.

"Being recognized by Virginia's General Assembly is an enormous honor. We sincerely thank Delegate Scott Lingamfelter and Senator Emmett Hanger for introducing these resolutions.

"For fifty years, we have worked to ensure that Virginians have clean water, healthy fish populations, and places where our children and grandchildren can safely swim, fish, and live. These efforts are making a difference. The Bay earned a record high score in our recent State of the Bay report.

"But much more needs to be done. The support of Virginia's legislators has been vital and will be even more important moving forward. We're extremely fortunate that our legislators have long recognized the importance of the Bay to their constituents.

"CBF is looking forward to continuing our partnership with Virginia's General Assembly. Working together, we can leave a legacy of clean water for future generations."

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