All in a Day’s Work
A Look at What Happens on a Typical Day at CBF
8: 30 AM Virginia Beach, Virginia: Students arrive for a CBF education program at the Brock Environmental Center where they’ll examine
the Lynnhaven River’s health, learn about the importance of
oysters, and explore the “greenest building” in Virginia.
10:00 AM Annapolis, Maryland: The Communications Department contracts an insured helicopter pilot so we may take photos
and video of Fones Cliffs, a threatened stretch of land along
the Rappahanock River in Virginia. The department will use the
photos and video on social media, on our website cbf.org, in our
Save the Bay magazine, and in media advisories.
10:00 AM Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: Restoration Specialist Ashley Spotts meets with volunteers at two farms to install fencing
and plant potted seedlings along a tributary of Mill Creek. The
fences will keep livestock out of the creek, reducing erosion and
pollution as well as helping keep the animals healthy. The trees
will help absorb and stop the flow polluted runoff into the stream.
10: 15 AM Annapolis, Maryland: CBF’s Member Relations Team responds to e-mails and phone calls from members.
11: 30 AM Washington, D.C.: In order to gain support for the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint, Alix Murdoch, Federal Policy Director,
meets with Members of Congress and their staff. The topic: the
need to increase federal investments for agricultural conservation
programs, which provide the tools and resources family farmers
need to continue to be the stewards of our land.
1:00 PM Annapolis, Maryland: Members of CBF’s Development Team prepare a mailing to members, inviting them to an upcoming
event at our new Easton, Maryland, office location.
2:00 PM Shady Side, Maryland: Free-floating, microscopic baby oysters arrive from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental
and Estuarine Studies’ Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge,
Maryland. The baby oysters will be placed in “setting” tanks
where they will adhere permanently to recycled oyster shells,
which will then be placed on sanctuary reefs.