Return of the Name the Critter Contest
Virginia’s Bay Cleanup Goes Local

Chesapeake News and Events

As the season gets ready to change, many of our winter waterfowl visitors are getting ready to head back to their summer grounds.  In Quantico, VA, tundra swans gather in Chop Creek to feed on underwater grasses and prepare for the long journey ahead.  These majestic and gregarious birds will soon fly thousands of miles back to Canada and Alaska to mate and raise their young.    

In other Bay news… 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for the Bay

February 23 – Elkton, MD and Fruitland, MD

February 24 – Hampton, VA

  • Join CBF for breakfast from 7:30 – 8:45 in the morning.  This Clean Water Breakfast will detail water quality problems in the urban Hampton areas and how they are being solved by the Bay pollution limits, or TMDL.  The event is free and includes breakfast, but your RSVP is required

February 26 – Richmond, VA

February 27 – Dendron, VA

  • The Surry County Planning Commission will host a public hearing to discuss the proposed coal-fired power plant to be built by Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC).  Come out and voice your opinion!  This event is free and open to the public. 

February 28-29 – Christiana, PA

  • CBF is hosting a free farmer workshop for farmers in Chester and southern Lancaster counties to learn more about financial assistance opportunities such as the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and the Buffer Bonus program.  This workshop will take place at the Dutch-Way Farm Market Banquet Room from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Please RSVP!


    —Adam Wickline

Photo: © Bill Portlock/Chesapeake Bay Foundation 

If you have an upcoming Bay-related restoration event and you need volunteers, please let us know: Do you enjoy working with fellow Bay Lovers to help save the Chesapeake? Become a CBF Volunteer to receive notifications about upcoming volunteer opportunities.  


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