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Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership Awarded $4 Million to Support Dairy Producers

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in partnership with Turkey Hill Dairy, Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, and nine other partners, was recently awarded $4 million to continue supporting dairy farmers in South Central Pennsylvania with on-the-ground improvements through the Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership (THCWP). Funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of …

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Across the Generations- Interview with Long-Time Supporter, Charlie Conklin

This month, as part of our 50 stories for our 50th Anniversary, we are focusing on the theme “Across the Generations.”  With 50 years of experience, the Alliance has worked with some incredible leaders from across the decades. We interviewed Charlie Conklin, former Board Member, Watershed Forum planning team member, and long-time supporter, of the …

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10 Simple Actions YOU Can Take Everyday to Help Improve the Bay

In April as part of our 50 stories for our 50th Anniversary, we focused on “Community Members Taking Action.” Below are two videos on simple actions that YOU can take to help improve the health of our local lands and water.  

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Finding your serenity in the garden

May is here and nature is in full bloom! Let’s slow down and take it all in – or at least what’s in our own planters!
National Garden Meditation Day is recognized on May 3rd of each year and encourages us all to stop and smell the roses, literally!

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A Day on the Cape – A Community Leading the Way for a Restored Bay

On Saturday, I told my husband that I was going to visit the center of the universe, and he knew exactly where I meant – the Cape St. Claire Community near Annapolis, MD.  If you live in Annapolis, you likely know that there is always 6-degrees of separation to the Cape. While this might be …

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Fishing Tip From Shawn Kimbro- Picking up Trash!

Fishing tip from Shawn Kimbro! Take a few minutes after your fishing trip to help clean up your surrounding area. It’s as easy as bringing a litter bag with you and picking up any trash you see- try to leave with more than what you came with and leave no trace behind.

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The Springtime Woods and Waters

What is it that draws us to the spring woods? Is it the cacophony of spring peepers, the blanket of vibrant green leaves engulfing the forest around us, or maybe the prospect of a delicious morel just around the next bend? I’m not one to turn down a morel, and the sights and sounds of spring are wonderful, but as the ice begins to melt and the days get longer, my mind turns to Pennsylvania’s beautiful creeks and the trout that call them home.

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50 Stories: Project Clean Stream Site Captains Helping Their Community

This month for our 50 Stories for our 50th, we are celebrating community members taking action. April also marks the kick-off of our annual Project Clean Stream season. We would not be able to pull off hundreds of clean-up events each year for the past 17 years, without the support from our amazing site captains. …

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Rethinking Earth Day through the lens of Climate Justice

Recently it has become more difficult to separate Earth Day events from the awareness of climate change. Traditional Earth Day celebrations and “environmentalism” in general conjure images of vast spaces of protected pristine lands and water, majestic forests, and quintessential North American wildlife species that evoke the feeling of special places and patriotism. Or we …

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