Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Course Offered in Newport News

(NEWPORT NEWS, VA)—Registration is now open for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) popular Bay stewardship course this fall, offered for the first time in Newport News. The course provides in-depth classroom and field sessions on regional environmental issues, transforming new volunteers into effective advocates for clean water in local rivers, creeks, and the Bay.

VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards) classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from Sept. 12 through Oct. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mariner's Museum. The six classes focus on water quality and stewardship, featuring sessions taught by experts from CBF and other organizations.

Topics include:

  • Chesapeake Bay history, ecology and wildlife;
  • Urban and rural solutions to pollution;
  • Local restoration projects;
  • Fisheries updates; and
  • Citizen action and advocacy.

Following the course, participants will be asked to perform a minimum 40 hours of Bay-related volunteer service. Successful graduates receive CBF's designation as a "Chesapeake Steward." A $25 fee per individual ($40 per couple) will cover the costs of materials and field trips. Registration is available online at

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