A mission to preserve,
protect and improve Back Bay.
The Back Bay Restoration Foundation (BBRF) is a 33 year-old non-profit watershed organization, founded in 1986 by a group of local citizens concerned about deterioration of the Back Bay watershed visible then through decreases in Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV), fish, and waterfowl. BBRF is the only voice solely dedicated to conserving and improving Virginia Beach’s two Southern Watersheds; namely, the Back Bay and North Landing River watersheds. Our efforts focus on education, stewardship and outreach to preserve the largest watersheds in Virginia Beach. We team with other non-profits, and city, state and federal agencies to work toward best solutions for the future of the Back Bay and North Landing River Watersheds.
BBRF strives to raise awareness, addressing issues that negatively affect these watersheds such as sea level rise, land subsidence and land use changes. We mobilize volunteers, educate the public, and take positions on issues that directly affect the watersheds. There is no other non-profit group with a mission of outreach, education, and stewardship of the Back Bay and North Landing River watersheds, and as such, BBRF fills an important niche.
Best seat in the house. Eagle on his perch in Back Bay. 💛
Some of the success stories
Here is a list to LOVEBack Bay Restoration Foundation would like to thank the following generous friends for their support. Through a recent Facebook fundraiser, one of our board members raised over $4000 from friends and loved ones who care about preserving and protecting our natural resources.
This is how it’s done! THANK YOU: Jerry Stone, Velvet Marshall Smith, Sharon Tanner, Jodie Woodward, Suzanne Tracy, Jenn Payne, Carol Scott, Sean Brickell, John Schmitt, Jeff Moore, Brenda Jarrell Knapp, Rebecca Cutright, Donna Agresto Seavey, Kelly Arseneault, Michael Berlucchi, Maura Leigh, Gerry Tarhovicky, Andrea O’Hara, May Fryer, CJ Guinand, Bridgit Griffin, Niki Heron Roussel, DOC Guinand, Sue Keatley DeValdes, Alley Moore, Michele Colson, Tricia Mitchell O’Brien, Kourtney Cravens, Carla Jernigan Fuller, Tracey Bailey, Dolores Bradley Friss, Marla Godwin, Barbara Tabet Grant, Lori Overholt, Phillip Palanzo, Shannon Snyder Kane, Joe Patterson, Jared Brandwein.
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