About Al Todd

Al leads the Alliance as Executive Director, and truly enjoys working with committed people and building creative partnerships. He believes strongly in the mission of the Alliance and is dedicated to expanding its positive impact and stewardship work in the region.

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

Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: 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

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

Alliance honors Environmental Leaders on its 45th Anniversary

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was founded in 1971 by a diverse group of citizens concerned about the declining health of their beloved Chesapeake Bay. They represented business, agriculture, conservation, academia, and government. Originally named “The Citizens Program for the Chesapeake,” this group was a catalyst for creation of today’s Chesapeake

Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee

The Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee held its first meeting in January 2016. The Alliance’s Executive Director Al Todd serves on this advisory group formed to help Maryland develop a nutrient trading and offsets policy to accelerate the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay while reducing costs to local governments and citizens. Trading and

A New Initiative for Businesses

Dominion employees after volunteering at a Project Clean Stream site. Everyone has a role to play in Bay restoration, especially the business community. While many businesses are keenly focused on their sustainability efforts, some businesses in the watershed are beginning to expand their role in supporting Chesapeake Bay restoration. To make the connection

It’s Time To Put More Focus on Watershed’s Healthy Streams

A view of the Nanticoke River and it’s countless winding tributaries. Photo by Matt Rath/Chesapeake Bay Program. Most people understand, intuitively, that the ability to clean up the Chesapeake Bay is dependent on what we accomplish in its 64,000-square-mile watershed. The watershed is the primary focus for the improvements (best management practices)

Champions to the Chesapeake Honored

Alliance for the Chesapeake will present Top 2015 Environmental Leadership Awards at “Taste of the Chesapeake” on September 15   (Annapolis, MD – August 2015) – Every year the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay honors those who have made a difference in Chesapeake Bay restoration.  This year, the Alliance will recognize five outstanding Chesapeake environmental leaders

Regional Leaders Sign New Chesapeake Watershed Agreement

Click the cover above to view the final 2014 Bay Agreement. New landmark 2014 Chesapeake Watershed Agreement includes a new set of goals that will advance restoration and protection of the Bay, its tributaries and lands surrounding the watershed. The Agreement addresses continuing water quality and land use challenges and also confronts

Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Leadership Summit

On Thursday, June 19, federal, state and non-profit partners kicked off an initiative to accelerate the implementation of riparian forest buffers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Leadership Summit included discussions on the unique value of riparian forests in water quality and stream health, the importance of forest buffer goals

Season’s Greetings, 2013

  As 2013 winds down, we can reflect on all the good that has come out of it. Looking back, it is clear the the successes of the Alliance and the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort has come in large part from all of our supporters- donors, partners and on-the-ground volunteers. It is thanks

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Citizen Stewardship

Volunteers & Alliance staff after the tree planting at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Fall 2013. I love the phrase, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”   Peter Levine, who wrote a book of the same name on civic renewal, cites the origin of this phrase in the poetry of

Goats Help Restore the Forests of Lake Claire

This week the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Friends of Lake Claire launched a 2 year effort to improve the health of streams and forests that feed Lake Claire near the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County. Lake Claire is a tidal embayment contained by a barrier beach on the Magothy River.