12:00pm – Tour of the Brock Environmental Center
12:30pm – Lunch & Speaker
1:30pm – Optional Tour for any that missed the noon tour
Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes as it’s a bit of a walk to the center from parking areas. High-heal shoes are discouraged as it would be most difficult to walk on the gravel.
Ms. Joan Brock will be hosting our Club for lunch, and is accompanied by Christy Everett, Hampton Roads Director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Christy Everett directs the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Hampton Roads office, located at Brock Environmental Center (one of the greenest buildings in the world) in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She oversees the Hampton Roads office’s volunteer recruitment, restoration, outreach and advocacy programs and shares CBF’s message about protecting our waterways to the Hampton Roads community.
Christy works with her team at CBF to protect local waterways through:
- Getting children out on the water (on CBF’s workboat or canoe program) to teach them about our waterways
- Helping people advocate to our decision makers for clean water
- Teaching people how to be Bay Stewards with on-the-ground restoration
Prior to joining CBF in 2000, Christy worked for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as a Tributary Team Coordinator to reduce nutrient pollution. Previously, she educated the public on behalf of the Sierra Club in Portland, Maine, and with New Jersey Community Water Watch, where she led environmental action and education on the Passaic River.
Christy received her undergraduate degree in environmental studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York. While at Hobart and William Smith, she examined international environmental issues firsthand through study-abroad programs in Vietnam, Mexico and Ecuador. She also has done graduate work in environmental and conservation studies with the University of Maryland.
Raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Christy has lived or traveled extensively in this country and abroad. She currently resides with her family in Norfolk.
Advisory and Community Involvement
Christy is a CIVIC Leadership Network graduate; Chair of the Second Congressional District Chesapeake Bay Advisory Board; Chair of St. Patrick Catholic School Laudato Si Committee; Member of Virginia Beach Green Ribbon Committee; and Associate Commissioner of Virginia Marine Resources Commission