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50 Stories: Interview with Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, Ann Swanson

Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, Ann Swanson reflects on the early years of bay conservation and her time spent working with Fran Flanigan. Fran taught Ann how important it was to work with and listen to the community. Ann worked closely with the Alliance as we became the leading convener of voices throughout …

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Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative Achievement Report

The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) works with diverse partners to collect and share new and existing water quality data. This data aims to help develop a comprehensive understanding of Chesapeake Bay watershed health. Check out the full report of CMC’s achievements from 2015-2021 HERE.     

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Monitor Moment: Imogene Treble

Meet Imogene Treble, a volunteer water quality monitor with the RiverTrends program since February of 2019. Imogene is a retired chemist from New Jersey who moved to Spotsylvania, Virginia to spend more time with her grandchildren. Soon after settling in Virginia, she learned about the Master Naturalist program, completed her training in 2016, and has …

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Giddy Up, Partner

Meaningful Partnerships to Promote Native Plants and Sustainable Landscaping Let’s face it: having a great partner makes a world of difference!  That’s true for many facets of life.  But, in this year of upheaval, new normals, and reshaping our interactions, leaning on professional partners has been more crucial than ever to work together to get …

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50 Stories: Alliance Through the Years

Through the years, our logo has remained relatively consistent; Reflecting our commitment to bring together communities, companies, and conservationists to improve the lands and the waters of the Chesapeake Bay

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50 Stories: Interview with William Matuszeski (BMAT)

Retired Director of the Chesapeake Bay Program and Alliance Honorary Director, William Matuszeski (BMAT) reflects on his time working with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and his appreciation for our unique work on the local level such as the Alliance’s annual ‘Susquehanna Sojourn’” as well as our ability to connect with the public.

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Meet the Next Generation of Black Environmentalists

During Black History Month this year, I have read several articles about the iconic environmental breakthroughs of George Washington Carver, or the conservationist mindset of Charles Young. However, I found myself seeking more information about today’s Black environmentalists, the spaces they are working in, and how the Alliance can unite and uplift their messages. I’m …

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Water Quality Monitoring and GIS Story Mapping with Alliance Intern Catherine Unger

Catherine Unger (she/her/hers) spent January 2021 as an intern with the Alliance’s Water Quality Monitoring Team where she learned how to use water quality monitoring equipment and developed a GIS Story Map to illustrate water quality data trends.

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Winter in the Forests of the Chesapeake

Colder temperatures, snowpack, shorter days, and reduced food sources create challenges for many organisms throughout the forests of the Bay watershed.

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Pioneers in the Wilderness in the 1970s

How caring for the environment became an “it thing” and hit its stride with the aid of teamwork and collaboration

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