a Bay Way
This year, CBF’s Port Isobel Island
Education Program celebrated
25 years of providing more than
35,000 teachers and students
with hands-on field experiences. The property—located one
mile east of Virginia’s Tangier
Island—was donated to CBF
by Pennsylvania native G.R.
Klinefelter in 1988 and opened
as an environmental education
program in 1991. As a way to
celebrate this milestone and
thank our neighbors, CBF hosted
an oyster roast in October. Many
thanks to the 170 Tangier residents who joined us for food, fun,
Want to know more about life
on Tangier Island? Check out the
two podcasts we recorded at the
To listen, visit cbf.org/podcast.
The crowd gathers to watch skiff-docking contestant, Isaiah McCready, throw his bow and
stern line over the pilings. Contestants were challenged to dock their boat in the shortest
amount of time. Teenagers of Tangier Island often learn to operate a skiff before learning to
drive a car!
Friends from the Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company (left to right: Kerry Conroy, Jean
Hazelwood, Katie Nigsch, Heidi Crandall, and Elizabeth Tual) stopped by the underwater
grasses photo booth to take some Bay selfies! Underwater grassbeds thrive around Tangier
Island and provide pristine habitat for blue crabs and other Bay critters.
JOHN RODENHAUSEN/CBF STAFF
LOREN BARNETT/CBF STAFF
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