5 Common Edible Summertime Berries in the Chesapeake

Forest Foraging for Summertime Treats In early summer months, eastern forests yield many plants that can be eaten raw or cooked, and dozens of edible mushroom species. Wild berries are particularly wonderful; they’re easy to find and identify, very abundant, and of course tasty. Searching for berries is an excellent way to get to know

Businesses step up to help the Chesapeake

  Lots of indicators of water quality and habitat show that progress is slowly being made to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Ultimately, we would probably all agree that it will take commitment from all segments of society and a broad base of participation to be successful in reaching our goals in the

Agriculture: We’re Halfway There by Bobby Whitescarver

Summerdean, VA: Ease of herd movement is the number one reason Jimmy Callison fenced his cattle away from the river. “It used to take seven or eight people on four-wheelers and horses to get all these cows to the barn. Now, we can do that with just two people,” said Callison, a full-time farmer in

Streamside Forest Buffers are Important for Water and Wildlife

Over one third of the land in the Chesapeake Bay watershed is either covered by development or agriculture. This poses obstacles to water quality in the form of nutrients, sediments, and other pollutants, but also to terrestrial wildlife that have little or no habitat in these settings. Trees planted along city streets and in suburban

Are you Chesapeake Bay aware?

By Nissa Dean and Liz Chodoba In 2016, the Legislatures of each of the Chesapeake Bay watershed commonwealths and states designated the second week of June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. This designation urges all Chesapeake Bay residents “to commemorate the Week with events, activities, and educational programs designed to raise awareness of the importance

Part Time Administrative Assistant in Richmond, VA

The Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Position Announcement: Part Time Administrative Assistant in Richmond, VA 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 for the Richmond, VA Office to provide administrative support to the Chesapeake

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Responds to Threat to Eliminate EPA Funding

Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Responds to Threat to Eliminate EPA Funding (Annapolis, MD – March 17, 2017) Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Executive Director Albert H. Todd issued the following statement today in response to the FY18 Budget Blueprint released yesterday by the

Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer – Paid

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a 2017-2018 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Host Applicant!  The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay seeks a Corps Volunteer to help manage, grow, and market the Businesses for the Bay Membership Association. If you are interested in being matched with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, please see the below position description.  The

Position Announcement: READY Crew Leaders, Crew Leader Assistants, Crew Members

Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth (READY) is a program working to create green jobs for young adults (16 to 24 years old) while improving watershed health through the reduction of stormwater runoff and providing additional environmental protection services. READY is a partnership between the Alliance, People Acting Together in Howard (PATH), Industrial Areas Foundation,

Position Announcemen: Communications Intern

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay seeks a Communications Intern for its Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Communications Office in Annapolis, Maryland. This is summer 2017 position. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 14, 2017. Project Description: The CBP Communications Office supports the partnership’s efforts to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay by providing information to

Alliance & Partners Launch New Forestry Websites

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Program's Forestry Workgroup and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, launched two new websites to help support those working to plant and protect trees in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network and Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network were created with

Alliance Board of Directors Adopt Diversity and Inclusion Resolution

Board Resolution on Building a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion* Whereas, A commitment to bringing a diversity of voices together to find solutions is central to the identity and strength of the Alliance. It is our belief that a broad base of participation, reflecting all segments of society, is needed to be successful in the