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  • Blue Crab Survey Results Show Downturn

    May 19, 2022

    Today the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and Maryland Department of Natural Resources released the results of the 2022 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, an annual estimate of the population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. CBF Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement.

  • Innovative Virginia Beach Effort Exceeds Expectations to Transform Students into Environmental Leaders

    May 12, 2022

    As the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) one-of-a-kind Macon and Joan Brock Classroom marks its first graduating class of high school students in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Environmental Studies Program, the effort is exceeding expectations to create new environmental leaders.

  • When the Student Becomes the Teacher

    May 12, 2022

    As CBF holds a celebration marking the success of the Macon and Joan Brock Classroom, this is just one example of the many amazing ways our partnership with Virginia Beach City Public Schools is building the next generation of environmental leaders.

  • Clean the Bay Day, Virginia’s Largest Litter Cleanup, Returns

    May 6, 2022

    Clean the Bay Day, Virginia’s largest and longest-running yearly litter cleanup, returns in full force this June 4 after a two-year hiatus from the event’s traditional format.

  • Free South Richmond Course to Build Leaders and Advocates

    May 5, 2022

    Residents of Richmond’s Southside have a first-ever opportunity to take a free environmental leadership course for adults this spring, with sessions ranging from a boat trip on the James River to a discussion led by Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan.

  • CBF Statement on Virginia’s Stormwater Policy for Solar Panel Projects

    April 1, 2022

    This week, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a memorandum clarifying its interpretation of how solar panels should be treated when making important stormwater management calculations for new solar energy projects that are subject to key requirements in Virginia’s Stormwater Management Program.

  • Fones Cliffs Land Returned to Rappahannock Tribe

    April 1, 2022

    Today the Rappahannock Tribe celebrated the return to the tribe of 465 acres of land along Fones Cliffs on the Rappahannock River. This area has deep cultural and historic significance to the Tribe.

  • Mountain Valley Pipeline Withdraws Appeal of Environmental Justice Decision

    March 29, 2022

    Mountain Valley Pipeline today withdrew its appeal of an agency decision rejecting a key permit for the proposed Lambert Compressor Station, a component of the company’s Southgate expansion project.

  • One 'Really Empowering' Trip to Richmond

    March 22, 2022

    High schooler Jordyn Lewis meets with Virginia senators and delegates to urge support for environmental literacy.

  • Local Photographers Invited to Participate in Save the Bay Photo Contest

    March 22, 2022

    CBF's annual Save the Bay Photo Contest is underway. Photo submissions are being accepted now, through April 1. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate to win cash prizes of from $100 to $500, and to have their photos featured in CBF’s award-winning publications.

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