Jenny McGarvey of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay leads a tree identification workshop during the Chesapeake Watershed Forum at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., on Sept. 30, 2016. Over 400 environmental professionals and local government officials attended the event. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program)

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We strive for clean streams and rivers flowing through resilient landscapes, cared for by the people who live, work, and play in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Riparian Rangers Training

If you are a new or returning Riparian Ranger and missed our first Spring training in May, this training is for you! Read More >

Ask the Alliance – Trees at Home: Planting, Pruning, and Maintaining

Learn from Zach Carnegie how to plant, prune, and maintain your home’s trees. Interested in more events like this? Read more about Ask the Alliance here. Register Now Read More >

Ask the Alliance – Bats!

Did you know bats benefit greatly from forest cover? Join James Kaufman to learn more about bats and how we benefit from them. Interested in more events like this? Read more about Ask the Alliance here. Register Now Read More >

Ask the Alliance – Native Plants at Home

What can you plant at home that will increase habitat and require less yard work? Native plants! Join Tyler Watson as he shares more about how he is transforming his yard. Interested in more events like this? Read more about Ask the Alliance here. Register Now Read More >

Ask the Alliance – Birding in the Watershed

Curious what birds are flying around your local landscapes? Emily Broich will share how you can spot and identify birds in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Interested in more events like this? Read more about Ask the Alliance here. Register Now Read More >

Ask the Alliance – Bees!

Bees are all the buzz. Join Savannah Lightcap as she shares how you can identify bees, plant bee habitats, and rehome unwanted bees. Then, Brittany Smith will share her very own bee colony. Interested in more events like this? Read more about Ask the Alliance here. Register Now Read More >

Ask the Alliance – Managing Your Stormwater

Rain washes chemicals and fertilizers into our streams, rivers, and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Learn from Carly Starobin as he shares foolproof ways you can manage your stormwater. Interested in more events like this? Read more about Ask the Alliance here. Register Now Read More >

Ask the Alliance – Identify Trees in the Watershed

Join Ryan Davis to learn how to identify numerous tree species in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Interested in more events like this? Read more about Ask the Alliance here. Register Now Read More >

Ask the Alliance – How to Prevent Trash from Entering Your Waterways

Learn from Lauren Sauder how to prevent thousands of pounds of trash from entering your waterways. Interested in more events like this? Read more about Ask the Alliance here. Register Now Read More >

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