March 9, 2017
Pit a bulldozer against a tree and the tree rarely wins.
February 22, 2017
Thanks to the controversial Crystal Spring development project, Annapolis residents probably know more than most Marylanders about the state Forest Conservation Act, or FCA. They know that in a battle to save trees, the law can feel about as forceful as a wiffle ball bat.
September 1, 2016
After decades of restoration efforts, the Chesapeake Bay is finally starting to show promising signs. The oyster population is beginning to rebound.
August 3, 2016
The word "ditch" doesn't conjure up good feelings about water quality, wildlife habitat, or aesthetics.
October 29, 2013
A majority of voters in Kent Island and Queen Anne's County are opposed to the 1079-unit Four Seasons development project proposed for Kent Island. On the island, opponents outnumber supporters by more than 2-1, according to a public opinion poll by Public Opinion Strategies commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Queen Anne's Conservation Association (QACA). Half again as many people county-wide oppose the project.
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.
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.
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.
October 12, 2012
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today announced a $20 million fundraising campaign to build a cutting-edge environmental center, enhance environmental education, improve habitat, and create a venue for community collaboration at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach. The campaign includes $10 million to acquire land and construct a state-of-the-art "Living Building"; $5 million for programs to improve water quality, including advocacy, environmental education, restoration, and outreach; and $5 million to endow the center and its education and community programs. The new center at Pleasure House Point will be named the Brock Environmental Center.
August 23, 2012
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today announced plans to create an ultra-green environmental education/community center on a small corner of Pleasure House Point, a 100-acre-plus track of dunes, marsh, and trees acquired last month by the City of Virginia Beach for conservation and recreation.