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50 Stories: Celebrating Agriculture with Bobby Whitescarver

As we celebrate the Alliance’s agricultural work this month as part of our 50 stories for our 50th, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of our favorite farmers and supporters, Robert (Bobby) Whitescarver. 

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Massive Swarms of Bugs – A Sign of a River on the Mend

As you pull up to the Susquehanna River, on a mid-June evening, from a distance, it would appear that the excitement of the Hexagenia mayfly hatch is in the sheer number of bugs in the air. The swarms are so impressive that you can hear their collective wings crashing into one another as they take …

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50 Stories: Farm Sustainability Goes Retail

June brings a lot of good things: cookouts, sunny weather, pool parties, ice cream. It also happens to be National Dairy Month, and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is celebrating just how far dairy farmers have come, and where they might be headed next, in the effort to improve the health of
the Chesapeake.

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50 Stories: Your Local Dairy Farmers – A Sustainable Story

Not only are we celebrating Agriculture as part of our #50storiesforour50th in June, but it’s also National Dairy Month! In April, the Alliance hosted an event with the American Dairy Association North East titled, “Your Local Dairy Farmers, A Sustainable Story,” where our CEO, Kate Fritz, and the Director of Environmental Outreach at ADANE, Ron Ohrel, interviewed three local farmers.

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Celebrating Juneteenth across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Find out about a few celebrations happening in the cities where the Alliance has offices and virtual events you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

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Alliance Awarded $1 Million For Virginia Farmers

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay awarded $1 Million to
Accelerate Conservation Action on Virginia farms

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Budding partnerships in D.C. create more opportunities for Urban Ag

With COVID-19 restrictions on events and gatherings beginning to relax, Washington, D.C.’s urban agriculture sector is starting to gradually open back up to the local community. If you’re looking to get involved, you will have plenty of opportunities since D.C.’s agricultural network consists of an estimated 27 urban farms, 66 community gardens, and 62 farmer’s …

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Every Day is Earth Day for the Cougars

Every day is Earth Day for the Cougars of John B. Cary Elementary School in Richmond, VA. This school year, amidst a pandemic and with his staff and students working and learning 100% virtually, Principal Michael Powell established Richmond Public School’s first Eco Campus

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50 Stories: Interview between Alliance CEO, Kate Fritz and Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s President, Will Baker

Soon to be retired, Will Baker has been president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) for 40 years and has been at CBF for 45 years, starting when he was 22, right out of college. Watch as Alliance’s CEO, Kate Fritz interviews Will about his experience working on the bay for the past 45 years …

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The Impact of the “Across the Generations Dialogue” Conference with Leila Hamdan

In 1998, The Alliance hosted an “Across the Generations Dialogue” conference at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. The conference brought together the luminaries in coastal and estuary ecology and graduate students studying and researching in the same field. Leila Hamdan was a graduate student at the time at George Mason University studying water column microbes …

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