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Chesapeake Bay course offered in Charlottesville

Tuesday - 8/13/2013, 4:30am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is accepting applications for an adult education course in Charlottesville.

The Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from Oct. 1 through Nov. 19 at the Charlottesville Elks Lodge. The cost is $30 for individuals and $50 for couples.

The classes focus on water quality and stewardship. Included are two field trips and discussion of efforts to restore streams, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.

After completion of the class work, participants will be asked to perform 40 hours of Bay-related volunteer service. Successful graduates receive the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's designation as a "Chesapeake Steward."

Applications are due by Sept. 13. For more information, contact Robert Jennings at (484) 888-2966.

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