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Virginia Oyster Gardeners: Seminars and Roundups Scheduled

New oyster gardener seminars and returning gardener roundups are scheduled throughout July, August, and September. Check the Schedule for the one nearest you

Virginia VoiCeS Program
Registration Open

Richmond: Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) training program starts September 2 in Richmond's Bellemeade community. Registration deadline has been extended to September 1. Find out more.

Va. Eastern Shore: Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) training program starts September 25 in Melfa. Registration deadline is September 23. Find out more.

Race for the Bay and CBF!

17th Annual Paddle for the Bay

Come to Norfolk August 16 and test your skills or enjoy the action from the beach. Events include a 3-mile fun paddle and a 6-mile race. Get the details.

Tour de Talbot

On September 7 hundreds of cyclists will take in the scenic beauty of Maryland's Eastern Shore and support clean water while riding in the 10th Annual Tour de Talbot. Find out how you can get involved as a rider or volunteer.

Across the Bay 10k

On November 9, 2014, the Across the Bay 10k will take runners across the most majestic course—the 4.35-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point.

WE HAVE BIBS! We have a limited number of charity bibs available! Details here.

Runners: Create your individual or team fundraising pages today!

Runners and Supporters: Get your race t-shirts now!

Find out more  at cbf.org/bay10k

There's lots more going on! See our complete online calendar.

A young girl enjoys a summer swim on the northern Susquehanna. Photo by Miguel Angel de la Cueva/iLCP.Press Release

August 26, 2014

CBF Launches Clean Water Counts Campaign

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has launched an exciting statewide campaign, Clean Water Counts...CBF is urging Pennsylvania officials to make clean water a priority throughout the Keystone State, and to commit the needed funding to ensure that all 83,000 miles of waterways in the state are clean.

Read More Photo by Miguel Angel de la Cueva/iLCP

Press Release

September 2, 2014

Bay Stewardship Course Again Offered In Charlottesville

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is now accepting applications for its popular adult education course, VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards), which will run Tuesday evenings from October 7 through November 18, 2014, in Charlottesville. The seven-week course focuses on water quality and stewardship.

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Press Release

August 29, 2014

Local Rain Garden Showcases Native Plants, Clean Streams

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA)—The public is invited to join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, to tour a beautiful rain garden filled with native plants helping protect water quality in local streams at Bundoran Farm in Albemarle County...Learn how adopting "green" gardening practices can have a beneficial effect on the health of local streams, rivers, and the Bay.

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CBF In the News

August 29, 2014

Virginia Attorney General Stands Tall for the Bay

(CBF Blog)— Eloquently and forcefully defending Virginia's right to partner with other states and EPA to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring told a Blue Planet Forum crowd of 200 people Wednesday night that a restored Bay is in the Commonwealth's best environmental, cultural, and economic interests. Read More

 

CBF In the News

August 25, 2014

McAuliffe Pleased with Improved Chesapeake Bay Health

(The Roanoke Times)—The president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation can point to strong indicators that the bay is healthier. "Oysters are up and dead zones are down," said Will Baker, the foundation's president, during a stop Monday at a Weyers Cave farm that is part of a new state program for resource management...Weyers Cave dairy farmer Gerald Garber is among the first farmers in Virginia to meet the goals of the new resource management program. The ultimate hope of the new program is that use of best management practices by farmers will lead to an even healthier bay, and more productive and healthier farms that lie within the bay watershed. Read More

 

 

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August 27, 2014

This Week's Share: Tomatoes Enter the U-Pick List

This week's featured photo is from this past week's Tomato tasting and dinner at the farm. It was a lovely evening and we plan to share more photos over the next few weeks. Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking with your weekly share, or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them here…

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Upcoming Events

Watershed Steward Certification Course Information Session (MD)
Thu, 04 Sep 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Tour de Talbot 2014 (MD Eastern Shore)
Sun, 07 Sep 2014
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Baltimore Harbor Bay Discovery Trip (MD)
Wed, 10 Sep 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

JRAC Cleanup at Pony Pasture Rapids (VA)
Sat, 13 Sep 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

"Green" Gardens for Clean Streams (VA)
Sat, 13 Sep 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Conowingo Dam Public Meeting (MD)
Tue, 16 Sep 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Conowingo Dam Public Meeting (MD)
Tue, 16 Sep 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

PA Environmental Council Policy Conference
Wed, 17 Sep 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Conowingo Dam Public Meeting (PA)
Wed, 17 Sep 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Skipjack Bay Discovery Trip (MD)
Thu, 18 Sep 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Ocean Conservancy
Sat, 20 Sep 2014
All Day Event

Bay Discovery Fishing Trip (MD)
Sat, 20 Sep 2014
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Bellemeade Watershed Walk (VA)
Sat, 20 Sep 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Eastern Shore Oyster Gardening (VA)
Sat, 20 Sep 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Wetland Restoration (MD)
Sun, 21 Sep 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Day to Serve Clagett Farm (MD)
Mon, 22 Sep 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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