Position Announcement: Development & Executive Assistant

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Development & Executive Assistant  The Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit https://www.allianceforthebay.org/ to learn more. _________________________________________________ Title:             Development & Executive Assistant Hours:         Full-time, 40 hours/week, some night and weekend work required Location:    Annapolis, MD (Alliance Headquarters) About the Alliance: For over 47 years, the Alliance has been

Spotlighting Six of the Women in Leadership at the Alliance

In honor of International Women's Day, we are spotlighting a few of the amazing women who are a part of our leadership team, and who shape the work that we do every day to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. Check out six of the incredible women who help lead our watershed-wide

Halfway Through My Chesapeake Conservation Corps Internship

My first community tree planting in Camp Springs in Prince George's County, MD. This month marks the half way point in my year long internship with the Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC), which is a great time for reflection on my work so far and a cause for celebration looking forward to my end

Project Highlight: Covington Road Tree Planting

On a cold, rainy Richmond day in February, dozens of Alliance volunteers rallied together for a planting day! Volunteers planted over 50 native trees in a riparian area along Reedy Creek in Richmond, VA. Partners involved in making the event a success were Reedy Creek Coalition, Richmond VA Parks and Rec, and Richmond Tree Stewards.

Replacing a Gray Funnel with a Green Filter

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently awarded the Museum a grant to enhance and expand its green infrastructure efforts. Two of the most ambitious and visible projects include converting nearly three acres of paved surface parking lot into civic green space and installing an advanced bioretention system to clean and retain the rainwater that falls onto a nearly one-acre-large parking deck being built beside the Museum.

Position Announcement: Local Government Advisory Committee Coordinator

The Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our web site allianceforthebay.org Position Announcement: Local Government Advisory Committee Coordinator The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks a qualified and highly motivated person to provide logistical, technical and staff coordination of the

A Reading List of Books about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

1. River of Redemption: Almanac of Life on the Anacostia by Krista Schlyer Recommended by our DC team, this book explores the life along the Anacostia River. Krista Schlyer dives into the rich history and biodiversity of this important waterway along our nation’s capital. If you love photography, this book is for you.

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Live Staking: A Trusty Technique for Planting Trees and Shrubs on the Cheap

Live staking (or propagation by cutting) almost seems too good to be true. Cut a stem from certain species of trees and shrubs and drive it into the ground, and a new plant will grow there! This method, if executed correctly, has a high success rate, and can be a very affordable if not free

What’s That Conifer? (Part 2 of 2)

Last month, in What's That Conifer? (Part 1 of 2), we detailed the genera of the Cupressaceae family found in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Still pining for conifer identification knowledge? Read on to learn about the Pinaceae family, which contains firs, spruces, hemlocks, and of course, pines. Pinaceae is one of the most important tree

Project Highlight: Asbury Broadneck United Methodist Church

The Alliance is committed to working with diverse communities across the Chesapeake Bay watershed to ensure all voices are represented in Chesapeake restoration work. This Black History Month, we are excited to highlight our partnership with Asbury Broadneck United Methodist Church, located in Annapolis, MD. The success of this collaborative project is built on the trans-disciplinary

Winter Watershed Activities to Get You Through the Cold Months

Don’t let the cold weather get you down! The Chesapeake Bay watershed has plenty of activities and beauty to experience even when it seems impossible to leave the house. Check out a few ways to break your cabin fever. 1. Visit a Maritime Museum: There are plenty of Maritime Museums within the watershed that are

An Inspired Night with the Alliance at our first Wild and Scenic Film Festival!

Thirty-five degrees Fahrenheit is my favorite temperature to go hiking. It’s brisk, it’s invigorating, and your heart rate goes up just enough to make you nice and warm under all your layers. Over the weekend, I went for a hike at one of my favorite local spots near Annapolis, MD with my best hiking buddies,