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Tayloe Murphy – Remembering a Legend; Honoring a Legacy

The Alliance is saddened by the loss of the Virginia conservation giant, Tayloe Murphy, who passed away on September 15th.  Tayloe served in many roles in his esteemed career, and was honored by the Alliance in 2006 with our “Frances Flanigan Environmental Leadership Award” for all he has done for the Chesapeake Bay. To honor Tayloe, Nissa Dean, Virginia State Director, wrote a tribute to her personal hero and mentor.

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The Alliance releases its Diversity Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Terminology Guide for communicators

After a year of continued research and discussion, the Alliance unveiled the official DEIJ Terminology Communications Guide on September 17th, 2021 coupled with resources for further definitive research and access to inclusive perspectives. While the guide was created to help address questions our own staff has had over the years, we hope it can serve as an invaluable resource to other communicators as well.

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50 Stories: Using Green Infrastructure to Connect Students and the Richmond Community with their Watershed.

This month as part of our 50 Stories for Our 50th we are celebrating our Green Infrastructure work. In the past couple of years, our Virginia Environmental Education Specialist, Meredeth Dash out of our Richmond, Virginia office has been working hard to connect local students to their waterways through green initiatives on their schoolyards. In …

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The Return of the Wapiti: Elk in the Chesapeake Bay

Catching a glimpse of an elk within the watershed is a memorable and uncommon experience due to elk’s limited range. Active management and research on elk populations allow hunters, tourists, and nature enthusiasts to hear the sound of a bull elk bugle today

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50 Stories: Green Infrastructure, Asbury- Broadneck United Methodist Church

This month as part of our 50 Stories for Our 50th we are focusing on our Green Infrasturce work. This blog highlights one of our more recent projects at the Asbury-Broadneck United Methodist Church (ABUMC) cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Welcoming Three Team Members

The Alliance is thrilled to welcome three new staff members to our team! Joining the Green Infrastructure team in Washington, DC is David Lanier. He comes with a degree in environmental science from Towson University and a fondness for outdoor recreational activities. David’s addition has greatly increased the team’s capacity to help out the contractors …

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“This Bay is Your Bay, This Bay is Our Bay”

Earlier this month, I took part in a webinar hosted by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Through Ebony Eyes: Preserving the Legacy of Blacks on the Chesapeake. Vince Leggett, the Founder and President of Blacks of the Chesapeake, was the primary presenter. Mr. Leggett is a compelling speaker, weaving in his own experience with tales …

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When should you plant native plants? Right now! Get your hands dirty this Fall planting these 5 native plants!

Fall is the best time to plant native plants. Here are 5 that we love and recommend for your gardens this Fall.

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50 Stories: River Sojourns and Connecting with Nature: Narrated by Jamie Alberti

The River Sojourns were week-long paddling trips that connected community members with their local waterways. Starting in the 90s, the sojourns occurred annually for about 10 years on the Susquehanna, Potomac, and Patuxent Rivers as an opportunity for people young, old, and everywhere in between to connect with nature. Staff member, Jamie Alberti reflects on her experience as staff leader on the River Sojourns and her major takeaways. Jamie encourages everyone to get outside, experience nature in any way that they can, and create some memories. 

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Announcing Our 2021 Taste: Celebrate 50 Years Keynote Speaker

A key tenant of the Alliance over the last 50 years has been to work together. That means across the communities, businesses and companies, and conservation groups who live, work, and play in the Chesapeake.  No single restoration project, education effort, or advocacy campaign has ever been successful without the diverse voices that have a …

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