About Jamie Alberti

Jamie is Senior Program Manager of RiverSmart Homes, where she oversees the Alliance's rain barrel and landscaping projects in D.C. Jamie enjoys her current position with the Alliance because it allows her to combine watershed restoration with environmental education opportunities.

RiverSmart Homes Program, Getting RiverSmart-er

The RiverSmart Homes Program has been having a terrific year. There have been 254 stormwater management projects completed in 2012 thus far, with installations continuing through mid-December.  50% of those projects completed were BayScaping projects. BayScaping is a local term coined to refer to landscaping with plants that are native to the Chesapeake Bay

RiverSmart Rebate Program Coming this Spring

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is will be announcing a new incentive program for District of Columbia residents this spring, the RiverSmart Rebate Program.   In addition to the popular RiverSmart Homes program, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE), in partnership with the Alliance, is implementing an additional approach to help

Rain Gardens: A greener approach to landscaping

As spring now approaches summer, you probably have noticed homeowners sprucing up their yards with flowers and shrubs, lawns being mowed, and people spending more time enjoying the outdoors.   It may bring a wonderful sense of contentment and satisfaction to feel the sun on your face and watch birds flitter in and out of

Collaboration: A Key Ingredient to Reducing Stormwater Runoff

A fundamental goal of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been to create partnerships among varying groups in a unified effort to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its waterways.   This collaborative approach to restoration remains strongly rooted in the Alliance’s mission and is evident among the Alliance’s programs and projects.