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Going with the Flow: Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Can Happen Anywhere

We ask a lot of our water quality monitoring volunteers, and we want to extend a huge thank you to all of our volunteers who have stuck with us as we have navigated the past few years. We couldn’t do this important work to help restore the Chesapeake Bay and our waterways without you!

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Thank You for an Impactful 2023!

January is a time of resolutions, and looking forward to the future. But before we close the book on last year, we’d like to thank you for your support in 2023. With help from generous friends like you, we achieved a lot this year!

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Navigating Clean Water Challenges in New York

New York plays a vital role in implementing upstream solutions for downstream issues.

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Beneath the Surface: Water Quality Monitoring

Our Water Quality Monitoring Initiative works to provide technical expertise, training, and resources in order to engage diverse partners to collect and share water quality data.

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Alliance Receives $1 million to Fund Cost-Effective Water Quality Improvements on Corporate Partners’ Farms

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was recently awarded $1 million to continue bringing on-farm conservation practices to Pennsylvania farms that are part of the Alliance’s corporate partnerships!

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Celebrating a Great Year of Green Infrastructure

The end of 2023 brings us to the close of another fabulous year of green infrastructure in Washington, DC! “‘Tis the season for stormwater management” is how the carol goes, right?

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Focusing on the Future, and Envisioning a Bay for All

With every year that our Chesapeake community works together to restore clean water to our rivers and streams, we learn more.

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Capstone Project a Breath of Fresh Air for Our Waterways

This semester’s Environmental projects Intern, Jordan Oliver, from Bowie State University, has concluded his time with the Alliance! The fall 2023 term brought some very special times which included monthly water quality monitoring, events, networking relationships, and exciting professional development opportunities.

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What’s Poppin’? Phenological Fun: Japanese Honeysuckle

At this point in the winter, most of the green you see when looking around in the forest is from our native ferns, conifers, and mosses. However, if you take a closer look at the understory, you may see some green that doesn’t come from one of our native species.

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Our Hidden Urban Neighbors: Macroinvertebrates

Beneath a creek’s waters lives an entirely different ecosystem of critters that would not look out of place from the movie franchise, Alien, clinging to rocks and crawling on the submerged substrate. Despite their less than loveable features, a stream’s aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates are great indicators of stream health.

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