Back Bay Restoration Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, protect, and improve Back Bay and its watershed through education, stewardship and outreach.

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Upcoming Events:

Bob Aaron Memorial Scholarship

We will award scholarships to high school seniors who have a passion for fishing and protecting the environment. Applications are due Aprll 30, 2014. Please visit here for more info. 

Double Clutch Bass Fishing Tournament: June 1, 2014

Photo of the Week
Music Blast Welcome Committee Photo: Kim Arris-Potter

Music Blast Welcome Committee
Photo: Kim Arris-Potter




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Tram Tour Information:

Blue Goose Tram Tours: April – May: Trips run Friday – Sunday, departing at 9 am and returning at 1 pm.  No reservations accepted.

Our tram tour page has more information about what to expect on tram trips.

In the Community:

April 18, 10 am – 3 pm and April 19, 9 am -2 pm – Hermitage Museum and Gardens Spring Plant Sale, 7637 North Shore Rd., Norfolk. Native plants, including those for wetlands

April 19, 9 am – 12 pm- Old Beach Green Market-an outdoor market of eco-friendly, locally made, fair trade goods on the street at 19th Street and Cypress Avenue, Virginia Beach

April 26 – 27- 1st Annual “Hearts and Hoofbeats” 2 day extravaganza to benefit Vanguard Landing. The event will be held at Cedar Hall Farms. Visit for more information.

April 26, 12 pm -3 pm- Lynnhaven River NOW 12th Annual Oyster Roast

May 3, 11 am – 4 pm – Earth Day at Mount Trashmore

May 22, 7 pm – 10 pm – Sensible Seafood Festival at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center- Enjoy a fun and flavorful adults-only feast with friends and foodies! Buy tickets online at or call 757-385-0300.


Did you know?  We have a Flickr page with over 500 pictures of Back Bay? Click here to see our photos!