Don’t forget to join us for April’s Green Drinks! Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) at Legend’s Brewery on Thursday, April 17 starting at 5:30 pm to learn all about the Chesapeake Bay and the American Shad. After enjoying a beverage, we’ll take a short field trip to the James River and from the Mayo Bridge witness the great annual Shad Run. Afterwards, we’ll head back to Legend’s to enjoy free appetizers and hear more from CBF staffers including Aimee Bushman on how you can get more involved locally to improve the health of the James. Meet us at Legends, located at 321 W 7th St, Richmond, VA 23224.
CBF’s Richmond, Virginia Office was founded in 1980 and is currently located near the Virginia State Capitol and the banks of the James River, symbols of CBF’s role in advocating for Virginia’s waterways. The current staff of ten works on a range of issues in support of the Clean Water Blueprint, including supporting legislation on the state level to achieve pollution reduction goals; educating CBF members and the public throughout the Commonwealth on water quality issues; conducting holistic watershed implementation projects that seek to restore rivers and streams while engaging surrounding communities; working with farmers to help install conservation practices on their farms to improve both their profitability and the health of waterways; engaging thousands of volunteers throughout the region on a range of hands-on restoration projects, such as planting grasses and trees, picking up debris from streambanks, and many others; and spreading CBF’s message to media outlets throughout Virginia.