The Chesapeake Bay Foundation

With its founding in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation became the only conservation organization committed solely to saving the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. CBF’s vision is a restored Bay with healthy rivers and sustainable populations of crabs, oysters, and fish. CBF’s programs are intended to be life-changing—for participants, the community, and our environment. Through students learning hands-on about Bay ecosystems, citizens volunteering, staff demonstrating aquaculture techniques to watermen, and many other programs, CBF strives to improve water quality for the benefit of all, both now and for future generations. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been the guiding force behind the success of this project.

For more information on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its environmental center plans, visit


One of the largest architecture, engineering, and planning firms in the nation and a leader in sustainable design, SmithGroupJJR is serving as the architect for the Brock Environmental Center. The firm designed CBF’s headquarters building, the Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, Md., which in 2001 become the world’s first LEED Platinum building. Today, SmithGroupJJR has designed more than 80 LEED certified projects and employs 365 LEED accredited professionals at its 10 offices across the U.S.

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City of Virginia Beach

Without the enthusiasm and support from officials and residents of the City of Virginia Beach, this project would not be possible. As a result, over a hundred acres of pristine land has been preserved for public enjoyment and education, representing progress towards a more sustainable future.

For more information on the City of Virginia Beach, visit

WPL Site Design

WPL Site Design in Virginia Beach specializes in customized site design and offers a fully integrated approach to the design process. WPL offers a complete range of professional services in landscape architecture, land surveying, and civil engineering throughout southeastern Virginia. Since 1960, the firm has performed engineering and surveying for all levels of government and private clientele.


Skanska (owner’s representative), one of the nation’s largest, most reputable construction and project management service providers with exceptional credentials in green and sustainable construction.