Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act

Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act

On October 19, 2009, the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act (also known as the Cardin-Cummings Bill) was introduced in our federal Congress. The bill ensures that seven Bay jurisdictions develop and implement detailed plans to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution to healthy levels by 2025. If this bill passes it will help put Virginia rivers and the Chesapeake Bay on the road to recovery.

For too long we have talked about what needs to be done to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries without taking the necessary steps to bring about results. It is time to act. This bill (House Bill 3852 and Senate Bill 1816) is an important step in the direction of action. Not only does this bill ensure that we significantly reduce pollution by 2025, it provides valuable resources to localities and states to help make sure the job gets done.

The Lynnhaven River NOW Executive Committee has taken a public position in support of the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act and has met with Congressman Nye to encourage him to become a co-sponsor. If you agree that this help for the Bay is needed, please contact Congressman Nye and Senators Webb and Warner to voice your support.

Congressman Glen Nye:
116 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4215
Fax: 202-225-4218
Or you can send an email through his website, http://nye.house.gov/

Senator Mark Warner:
459A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295
Or you can send an email through his website, http://warner.senate.gov/

Senator Jim Webb:
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-4024
Toll Free Phone: 866-507-1570
Fax: 202-228-6363
Or you can send an email through his website, http://webb.senate.gov/

More information about the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act can be found at www.cbf.org.

EVENTS CALENDAR

June 2019

Bird Walk at Pleasure House Point

June 1, 2019
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM

**Canceled due to impending weather**Join us on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30-9:30am at Pleasure House Point, one of the major stopovers of migratory birds on the Atlantic Flyway, to take a walk through the property in search of birds. What better way to go bird watching than with an avid Audubon birder at this ideal location! Free of charge. Email office@lrnow.org or call 757-962-5398 to register

Discover VB: Osprey Survey with Reese Lukei and Robert Brown

June 5, 2019
09:00 AM



Discover Virginia Beach Osprey Survey with Reese Lukei and Robert Brown 9 a.m.

Wednesday, June 5
Narrows Parking lot at the end of 64th Street
First Landing State Park 
$7 admission per car
To register e-mail Terri Gorman, Terri@lrnow.org, or call  (757) 962-5398****only 10 spots available

You don’t need a boat to see these ospreys!  Bring your binoculars and take a walk along 64th Street from the Narrows at First Landing State Park and help survey the osprey population there.  Every year in June raptor expert Reese Lukei and Lynnhaven River Now member Robert Brown, who keeps almost daily tabs on the dozen or so nests in that vicinity, tally the active nests and their young.  This is a unique opportunity to learn about and see the many ospreys that nest the natural way in trees and snags, instead of out on the water on man-made platforms and navigational structures.   Lukei estimates that 10 percent of the osprey population on the Lynnhaven River nest in this area of the park.



Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and insect repellent!

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