Our Mission

BBRF is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of the Back Bay ecosystem.

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About Us

BBRF staff includes an Executive Director, Shannon Davis. BBRF is governed by an active Board of Directors.

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Check out this important note about honeybees!

Upcoming Events:

Tram Tours are operating daily  Trips depart daily at 9 am and return at 1 pm


Tram Tour Information:

Blue Goose Tram Tours: June: Trips run DAILY, 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:

Turtle Talk, Every Thursday at 2:00PM June 19-August 28 – Did you know loggerhead sea turtles nest on the beaches of Virginia Beach? Did you realize five of the seven species of sea turtles can be found off the coast of Sandbridge and Virginia Beach? Join us for Turtle Talk every Thursday afternoon at 2:00pm to learn more about our special friends. We will discuss not only sea turtles but the common freshwater turtles you are sure to see at Back Bay NWR.

False Cape State Park Events

*For info regarding the following events, contact Cameron with F.C.S.P. at 757-426-7128

June 21, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Blueberry Blues – When is a blue berry not a blueberry? Learn how to distinguish between blueberries and other blue berries. Pick wild blueberries and then prepare and taste desserts using the berries you’ve picked. Bring a lunch. Cost: $20 includes materials and treats.

June 24, 9:00 am-1:00 pm – Introduction to Archery – The Green Arrow? Katniss? Robin Hood? Forget them and be your own hero! Lean about the fundamentals of archery techniques using re-curve bows. Suitable for ages 8 and up. All equipment is provided and NO experience is necessary. Registration is limited to 15 participants. Cost $ 10

June 28, 1:00 pm – Walk on the Wild Side -Herp Haven – Discover why this area is known for its reptiles and amphibians. Grab a net and search for frogs, skinks, turtles, and maybe even a snake or two! Cost: $10

Kayak Paddle Tours—June 2014 -Explore Back Bay and it’s marshes by kayak. Kayaks and equipment are provided and no experience is necessary. Cost: $20/person. All trips meet at Little Island City Park in Sandbridge. Parking fees may apply. Registration is required. Call (757) 426-7128 to sign up.

Early Bird Paddle – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

June 22 (Sunday)

June 26 (Thursday)

June 29 (Sunday)

Sunset Paddle – 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

June 21 (Saturday)

June 26 (Saturday)

June 27 (Friday)

June 28 (Saturday)

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

Photo of the Week

Wash Woods Remains.

See past pictures here