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  • CBF Seeks Local Salvaged Materials for Living Building at Pleasure House Point

    December 19, 2012

    Pursuing the most stringent sustainability standards for its planned environmental center at Pleasure House Point, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is seeking salvaged building materials needed for the project. CBF plans to construct the Brock Environmental Center to meet the "Living Building Challenge�," a set of strict environmental standards established by the International Living Future Institute that requires the facility to have "net zero" impact on the environment.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Applauds Governor's Budget Amendments Aimed at Clean Water

    December 17, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement on Governor Bob McDonnell's proposed biennial budget amendments, which include $216.9 million for water quality improvements and Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts: "The Chesapeake Bay Foundation heartily applauds Governor McDonnell for including nearly $217 million in additional funding or bonds for clean water in the biennial budget."

  • CBF Statements on Menhaden Conservation Plan

    December 14, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has been a leader over the past decade working to achieve a more sustainable population of Atlantic menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic coast. CBF issued the following statements after today's decisions by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to reduce annual harvests of menhaden in order to begin restoring the population:

  • CBF Statement on Sequestration's Effects on the Chesapeake Bay

    December 14, 2012

  • Most Environmentally Sustainable Building in Virginia Gets Green Light from Virginia Beach

    December 11, 2012

    The Virginia Beach City Council has voted to approve a Conditional Use Permit for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) to construct what will be the most environmentally sustainable building in Virginia, located at Pleasure House Point. Tonight's city council action clears the way for CBF to move forward with the Brock Environmental Center, named in honor of Macon and Joan Brock of Virginia Beach, who provided a $3.5 million leadership gift toward the $20 million project.

  • CBF Issues Statement on VMRC's Blue Crab Management Plan

    November 19, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Hampton Roads Senior Scientist Chris Moore issued the following statement regarding the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) decision today about blue crab regulations for the upcoming year: "CBF supports the VMRC decision to maintain most of the current blue crab management plan for the rest of the 2012 and 2013 fishing seasons. Despite lackluster harvests this year, CBF strongly believes the Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is headed in the right direction.

  • Volunteers Clean Up, Plant Trees Along Smith Creek

    November 6, 2012

    Volunteers and staff from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, and Natural Resources Conservation Service removed debris and planted trees to create a riparian buffer on farmland along Smith Creek in Rockingham County on Saturday, Nov. 3.

  • CBF: Conowingo is a Red Herring; Local Pollution Comes from Local Sources

    November 2, 2012

    Dr. Beth McGee, senior scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following a press conference at Conowingo Dam today by Senator E.J. Pipkin, County Executive David Craig: "The issue of the Conowingo's capacity to trap pollution in future years and during storms is being studied, but that issue is being used as a red herring here today. CBF believes we must address the inaccuracies being expressed about pollution from the Dam."

  • CBF Issues Statement on the Impact of Sandy

    October 31, 2012

  • CBF, Citizens for Stumpy Lake Appeal Chesapeake Wetlands Decision

    October 22, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Citizens for Stumpy Lake (CSL) have appealed a Richmond Circuit Court judge's final ruling in a wetland permitting dispute dating from 2003. That's when CBF and CSL challenged a State Water Control Board decision granting Tri-City Properties, a Virginia Beach development company, a state permit to destroy a huge tract of protected nontidal wetlands in Chesapeake, Va.�181 acres as the United States Army Corps of Engineers concluded. Tri-City sought the permit to develop a massive residential and commercial development immediately adjacent to the Stumpy Lake Nature Preserve in Virginia Beach.

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