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  • CBF Statement on Election of Glenn Youngkin to Virginia Governor

    November 3, 2021

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director Peggy Sanner issued the following statement on the election of Glenn Youngkin to Virginia Governor.

  • CBF Statement on Passing of A. Linwood Holton Jr.

    October 29, 2021

    CBF Virginia Executive Director Peggy Sanner issued the following statement on the passing of former Virginia Governor A. Linwood Holton.

  • Juvenile Striped Bass Numbers in Chesapeake Bay Remain below Average in Maryland

    October 15, 2021

    The Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of annual surveys of the juvenile striped bass population in the Chesapeake Bay. For the third consecutive year, the Maryland numbers are below average, while the Virginia numbers are about average.

  • Southside Richmond Residents Eligible for Free Trees in October Giveaway

    October 11, 2021

    Southside Richmond residents this October can receive two free native trees or shrubs to plant at home as part of a major initiative to increase tree cover under the Greening Southside Richmond project.

  • Chesapeake Executive Council Falls Short: CBF Issues Statement

    October 1, 2021

    The Council’s job is to lead Bay restoration efforts, establish the policy direction for the restoration and protection of the Bay and its living resources, and be accountable to the public for progress made under the Bay agreements. By those measures, the Executive Council has fallen short.

  • Alexandria Renew Enterprises to Prevent Millions of Gallons of Sewage Pollution

    September 30, 2021

    This morning, Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew), Alexandria’s wastewater treatment provider, celebrated the groundbreaking of a major initiative to control millions of gallons of raw sewage polluting the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Fredericksburg to Prevent Litter With Plastic Bag Fee

    September 29, 2021

    The Fredericksburg City Council has approved an ordinance to prevent litter through a 5-cent fee on disposable plastic bags provided at grocery stores, convenience stores, and drugstores.

  • Ann Jennings Appointed Virginia Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources

    September 22, 2021

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today appointed Ann Jennings as Virginia’s Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources. Jennings has served for more than three years as Virginia Deputy Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources, helping to implement Governor Northam’s priorities for the Chesapeake Bay, water quality, and natural resources.

  • August Dead Zone Is Bad News for the Bay

    September 17, 2021

    CBF raised concerns about Bay restoration efforts following the August dead zone report. The report, from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominion University, found that dissolved oxygen conditions in Maryland and Virginia were worse than average this August following two better-than-average months.

  • Virginia Environmental Leader W. Tayloe Murphy Passes Away

    September 16, 2021

    Longtime Virginia environmental leader and Chesapeake Bay advocate W. Tayloe Murphy passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Murphy served as Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources from 2002 to 2006 and as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the Northern Neck throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

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