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The American Eel: International Fish of Mystery

The American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) is a fish that has fascinated me since childhood. It began at an early age while fishing at my family’s cabin. We were night-fishing in a small stream for bullhead catfish when I hooked into something that was obviously too large to be a bullhead. By the time I hauled …

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Where It All Began: A Conversation with Fran Flanigan, Executive Director from 1978 – 2001

For the last three and a half years, I have had the privilege of getting to know Fran Flanigan, a woman ahead of her time. Fran and I sat down to share a conversation about the history of the Alliance. I was curious about Fran’s background and how she came to this work. Fran recalled …

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Training Teachers to Bring the “Outside In”

When my son asked me the other day “Mom, why do you have to teach teachers?  Don’t they already know how to teach?”  I had to pause to think about how to answer that in 12 year old terms.  I said, “Well, you know how you update your favorite video games?  It’s still the same …

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Restoring Native Tree Canopy to the City of Lancaster’s Culliton Park!

With several years in the making and an array of partners, the recently opened Culliton Park is a sight to see. Culliton Park lines Water and Furnam Streets serving as a mecca for community living and celebrates art in the southwest block of the City. By calling out the connection to community artwork, the theme …

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MLK Day of Service – What It Is, Why It’s Important

As we move through a new year, do not forget the importance of coming together as a community. When we come together, we can make great strides towards real change. On Monday, January 18, we recognize a prominent leader who reminds us of that–Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was born …

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2020 Year of the Woman Blog Series Recap

In 2020, the Alliance celebrated the official Year of the Woman by highlighting some of the female-driven achievements of the Chesapeake Bay watershed from the past 100 years. We interviewed dedicated female leaders who are near and dear to our hearts, and the hearts of many in the Chesapeake. We spotlighted environmental enthusiasts, artists, nonprofit …

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2020 Watershed Forum Session and Plenary Recordings

This year the Alliance celebrated its 15th Annual Watershed Forum! The Watershed Forum is a watershed-wide event reaching over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. We share successful tools and techniques, offer lessons and learnings from on-the-ground work, build capacities of local organizations, foster partnerships, educate on …

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Welcoming Two New Staff

The Alliance is excited to welcome two new team members to our staff! Jim Kauffman joins our Forests team as the Forests Projects Coordinator in Pennsylvania. Jim will be working with farmers, producers, and landowners to promote and implement riparian buffers and reforestation projects throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Pennsylvania. Jim has spent a …

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Conservation Landscaping at Ginter Park Presbyterian Church

In September the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and SG Designs planted a native plant garden, also known as a conservation landscape, at Ginter Park Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA.

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Fall 2020 Project Clean Stream Impactful Results

Every year, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to pick up trash from local streams, creeks, and neighborhoods as a part of the Alliance’s Project Clean Stream. What started as a single day event over a decade ago, has now turned into a full season of volunteer clean up events throughout the watershed. Thanks …

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