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  • Fones Cliffs Consent Decree Does Not Go Far Enough

    April 6, 2020

    Though we appreciate the Commonwealth’s enforcement efforts, this consent decree does not go far enough to respond to the damage being done to the Rappahannock River.

  • CBF and FOR Applaud Action by Attorney General Herring on Fones Cliffs

    October 11, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The Attorney General's office has announced it has filed an enforcement action in Circuit Court that charges Virginia True with violations following illegal actions at Fones Cliffs, in Richmond County.

  • CBF Statement on Fones Cliffs Conservation Announcement

    October 3, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Terrell Bowers, who owns a portion of Fones Cliffs, has announced that his 250 acres of the cliffs is under contract for sale to The Conservation Fund for preservation.

  • CBF Statement on Referral to AG of Fones Cliffs Violations

    September 21, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has referred violations by Fones Cliffs developer, Virginia True Corporation, to the Virginia Attorney General’s Office for enforcement. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation had called for a significant penalty for these violations.

  • CBF Statement on Fones Cliffs Developer Violations

    April 9, 2018

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Last week, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a second notice of violation to Virginia True Corporation, the Fones Cliffs developer.

  • Fones Cliffs Fauna

    March 27, 2018

    There are few places like Fones Cliffs left in the Bay watershed.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Keep the Cap!

    February 2, 2018

    Ospreys soaring through the sky, dolphins jumping through the water, and rockfish on your dinner plate. What do these all have in common?

  • This Week in the Watershed: A United Front

    January 19, 2018

    In our current polarized and fractured political sphere, it is extremely rare for a clear majority to agree on something. But across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, a diverse coalition is finding common ground on one topic–clean water.

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