2022 Press Releases

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Maryland Releases

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Virginia Releases

  • CBF Statement on Lynnhaven River Oyster Restoration Issues

    July 15, 2022

    On July 13, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) received a Notice to Comply from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) relating to oyster reef restoration in the Lynnhaven River. The notice revokes permits VMRC approved for CBF and Lynnhaven River NOW (LRN) to construct oyster reefs in the Lynnhaven River. It also requires removal of all oyster reef materials covered by those permits.

  • Virginia Beach Continues Plastic Bag Fee Consideration

    July 6, 2022

    Committing to take a closer look at litter issues, last night the Virginia Beach City Council deferred voting on the implementation of a 5-cent fee for each plastic bag used by retailers in the city.

  • Virginia Governor Signs Budget with Historic Clean Water Investments

    June 22, 2022

    Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin yesterday signed a two-year state budget that provides historic levels of investment in in farm conservation practices and other programs to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • Thousands Pick Up Litter across Virginia on Clean the Bay Day

    June 4, 2022

    Thousands of volunteers across Virginia have picked up 65,500 pounds of litter as of today as part of Clean the Bay Day, the state's largest and longest-running litter and shoreline cleanup. The annual event, which began in 1989, returned in full force this year after a two-year hiatus from its traditional format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Virginia Legislators Approve Extraordinary Clean Water Investments

    June 1, 2022

    Virginia legislators in the General Assembly today approved a budget to fund the state government over the next two years that provides historic levels of investment in programs to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

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