Following Net Spills, Menhaden Industry Signs Agreement on Chesapeake Bay Fishery
April 25, 2023
Virginia menhaden industry officials last week signed a non-enforceable agreement with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC). Under the memorandum of understanding, the menhaden fishery would limit fishing operations on summer weekends and holidays and within one mile of the shore in some of Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
Hampton Roads Celebrates CBF Environmental Education’s 50th Anniversary
April 24, 2023
Hampton Roads students today celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) award-winning environmental education program with a hands-on learning experience aboard a boat with Virginia Beach high school students
Registration Opens for Virginia’s Largest Annual Litter Clean Up
April 14, 2023
Registration is now open for Clean the Bay Day, Virginia’s largest and longest-running annual litter cleanup.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Old Dominion University Launch Resilient and Adaptable Communities Partnership
March 15, 2023
Marking an important step in Virginia’s efforts to adapt to climate change and sea level rise, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Old Dominion University (ODU) launched a new Resilient and Adaptable Communities Partnership this week.
Henrico County and Conservation Groups Finalize Settlement to Reduce Sewage Pollution
March 1, 2023
In an important step toward reducing sewage pollution to the James River and its tributaries, conservation groups and the County of Henrico have finalized a settlement agreement to reduce violations at the County’s Water Reclamation Facility and the system of pipes that send sewage to that plant.
Virginia Oyster Harvest Could Be Highest in 35 Years After VMRC Approves Season Extension
February 28, 2023
The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) today extended the Virginia oyster season in certain waters after a recent evaluation found the Virginia oyster stock at its best condition in a generation.
Virginia House and Senate Commend Chesapeake Bay Foundation Environmental Education Program’s 50th Anniversary
February 21, 2023
Today legislators in the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates commended the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) environmental education program on its 50th anniversary with a joint resolution.
Virginia Beach Middle Schoolers Launch Bay Art Exhibit at CBF's Brock Environmental Center
February 7, 2023
A new Bay art exhibit by Virginia Beach Middle School students is on display at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Brock Environmental Center through Feb. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Virginia House and Senate Propose New Investment in Clean Water Programs
February 6, 2023
In separate bills approved this Sunday, the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates released proposed amendments to Virginia’s two-year state budget.
Virginia Bill Advances for Tax Credit to Restaurants Supporting Oyster Restoration
January 17, 2023
Restaurants and other businesses that recycle oyster shells to restore oyster populations would receive a tax credit under legislation that passed a Virginia Senate committee today.