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Media contacts, the latest news and stories on CBF and the Chesapeake Bay, and quick links to more information.

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Kenny Fletcher

Director of Communications & Media Relations [email protected]

Valerie Keefer

Communications & Media Relations Manager [email protected]

BJ Small

Communications & Media Relations Manager [email protected]

Vanessa Remmers

Communications & Media Relations Manager [email protected]
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Lisa Caruso

Communications & Media Relations Manager [email protected]
General Communications

Rob Beach

Vice President of Communications [email protected]


One hand holds a blue crab while another uses calipers to measure the width of its shell.

Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

Chesapeake Blue Crab Numbers Remain Low Despite Signs of Improvement

The Chesapeake Bay blue crab population showed some signs of improvement from a previous 33-year low in recent survey results, but concerns remain about their overall decline.

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The CBF boat, Baywatcher, is docked on the James River, with the skyline of downtown Richmond in the distance.

Kathlean Davis/CBF Staff

Virginia Lawmakers Highlight Environmental Victories

In a press conference, Virginia Democratic leaders underscored environmental accomplishments from the 2024 General Assembly session and expressed support for returning Virginia to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

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Three volunteers work in the foreground as others work in the background to plant trees, surrounded by white tree protector sleeves.

Vanessa Remmers/CBF Staff

Nansemond Indian Nation Regains Ancestral Land From Suffolk

The Suffolk City Council voted 7-1 Wednesday to transfer a 71-acre site to the Nansemond Indian Nation, ending a decades-long effort to regain what is considered the Tribe’s cultural heart.

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