We are a little over halfway through the Ask the Alliance season, with plenty more to learn coming up! Catch up on our signature live talk webinar sessions below, and join us live for an upcoming session.

Intro to Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is one of the most exciting ways to recreate in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It’s relaxing, it takes us to beautiful areas within our watershed, it often teaches us important lessons about the health of our local waters, and it’s easy to get started! Join the Alliance’s Communications Director, Adam Miller, for an introduction to the gear and techniques needed to enjoy your time on the water.


Visual Storytelling in Nature 101

Capturing both photos and videos in nature can be one of the most rewarding pastimes. It can provide you with a way to spend more time outside, connect with your local environment on a deeper level, and contribute to the conservation and preservation of the landscapes and species you love. There is an overwhelming amount of knowledge and gear that can be scary when getting started. The truth is that the best camera is the one you have with you, and some simple tips will help you get out there and find your inner nature photographer and filmmaker.


Converting Lawn to Native Meadow Habitat

Lawns are ubiquitous on our modern landscape, but offer little value for conservation and can contribute to stormwater issues. Many people are interested in lawn alternatives to reduce their carbon and stormwater footprints while accommodating and enjoying native flora and fauna around the house. Join Ryan Davis, Senior Forests Projects Manager, to learn about meadow ecology and how to convert areas of lawn to meadow habitat.


Long-Distance Kayaking

Humans have been kayaking the waterways of our planet for over 4,000 years. Join the Alliance’s Senior Green Infrastructure Projects Manager, Laura Todd, to learn about planning, preparing, and paddling long-distance in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


Foraging 101

Can I eat this? Join Forests Projects Coordinator, Rob Frank, as he shares introductory knowledge about foraging for wild growing food. The presentation will cover beginner mushrooms and plants as well as some species to avoid.

Be sure to join us for our remaining Ask the Alliance sessions this month. By joining us live, you have the opportunity to ask our staff experts your questions in real time. We hope to see you soon at one of these exciting sessions!

August 10 | Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

August 17 | DIY Rain Gardens

August 24 | Turtles of the Chesapeake Watershed: Strategies for Turtle Conservation on Your Property