About Amanda Bland

Amanda is Alliance’s Maryland Project Assistant. Prior to joining the Alliance, Amanda participated in the Chesapeake Conservation Corps program and has interned at the Calvert Marine Museum as the Estuarine Biologist intern, and for Bergeson and Campbell, P.C., an environmental law firm located in DC.

The Ghost Forests of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Photo Credit: Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program You arrive expecting a lush, green, forest of oak and loblolly pines, but an earie presence follows you through the refuge. Tall structures covered in a white, black, almost ashy hue appear just out of sight. Was there a fire – you ask yourself? Did an

Tree Planting in North Brentwood, Prince George’s County

Chesapeake Conservation Corps member, Amanda Bland On April 21st, 2020 twelve trees were planted in North Brentwood Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, thanks to a grant funded by Chesapeake Bay Trust in partnership with Prince George’s County Government. The planting was also made possible due to the efforts of Ciminelli’s Landscape Services.

10 Ways to Get More Greens During Quarantine

Although, we can’t volunteer outside during Earth Month this year, there are many ways to make a positive shift in our lives for ourselves and the planet while staying home. Moving into Spring many of us are looking to incorporate some green foods into our diets that make us feel, and perform our best. No

Marine and Maritime Career Expo

On Tuesday, February 19th the Eastport Yacht Club hosted a Marine and Maritime Career Expo sponsored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. This year the Expo was hosted at Maryland Hall in Annapolis, Maryland. The purpose of the event is to connect more than 100 students from Anne Arundel County High Schools with opportunities

Southern Maryland Habitat Forum: Finding Common Ground

On Monday, December 9th leaders throughout Southern Maryland gathered at Serenity Farms in Benedict, Maryland to discuss the unique habitats in the region. The forum was organized by the Alliance and sponsored by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. In total 37 individuals from non-profit, government, and for-profit organizations attended from Calvert, St Mary’s, and

Restoration Project Spotlight: Creating Spotted Turtle Habitat in Southern Maryland

A spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) swims at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, Va., on Dec. 30, 2018. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program) Aligning with our mission to bring together communities, companies, and conservationists to improve our lands and waters, the Alliance strives to protect habitats and ecosystems in the Chesapeake