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We’re grateful for the Chesapeake and YOU!

Dear Alliance family and friends, As 2022 comes to a close and we begin to reflect on all that we’ve achieved and the things we’re thankful for, one thing is clear, you have helped us achieve so much this year! This has been an exciting year for our team. The Alliance continues to strategically grow …

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Strengthening and Building “Buffer” Partnerships

How do you balance multiple organizational missions while collaborating on a project?  What do you do if the community you are trying to help doesn’t understand why you want to remove trees and shrubs in their neighborhood? How do you politely ask someone to stop dumping an invasive plant into a stream you worked hard …

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Taking Steps Toward Equitable Funding Throughout the Watershed

On September 15th, 2022, the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) hosted a panel discussion on equitable access to grant funding during its quarterly meeting in Washington, DC.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your 2022 Watershed Forum Experience

The Forum Planning team is excited to welcome some of you to the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) this week! The 2022 Watershed Forum will begin on Friday, November 4 at 10:30 AM. More than 400 environmental enthusiasts will congregate, and we hope everyone attending feels inspired and empowered to take action toward clean water. …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Volunteering

For me, and of course countless other people, March of 2020 was unprecedented. My workplace shut down; my job was put on hold. At the time, I was living with my parents, who had their hands full as essential workers. I sat at home and felt useless, lost, and scared. So I did what I …

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Newt Cam

  Have you ever wondered what a tree planting looks like from a dog’s perspective? Alliance Forests team member Ryan Davis’ beloved beagle, Newt, is an occasional guest at our volunteer tree plantings. Our volunteers love Newt, and she loves our volunteers! Follow along with #NewtCam as she gives us a tour of a volunteer …

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Plant a tree. Pick up some litter. Grow a rain garden.

On the northwest edge of Lancaster, framed by PA-283 and a set of railroad tracks and nestled next to Little Conestoga Creek sits a historic mill from the 1800s. On the other side of the creek past a footbridge, you can see hundreds of green tubes planted in neat rows out of which little saplings …

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Happy Holloween: The Sweet Treat of Finding Tree Cavities

Tree cavities come in all shapes and sizes. Each tells a story related to that tree and the wounds it has endured. Dive into what causes many tree cavities and what spooky things can happen as a result of them this “Holloween.”

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The Fall Bounty and Beauty of Shagbark Hickory

Did you know that in addition to its vibrant fall foliage, shagbark hickory provides important habitat and food for wildlife like black bears, raccoons, squirrels, bats, and more?

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Delaware’s state and local leaders tour green infrastructure in Seaford

On Friday, October 7th, Delaware elected officials gathered in downtown Seaford to explore the city’s innovative green infrastructure practices as part of the Alliance’s first Wandering Delaware’s Waterways walking tour.

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