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50 Stories: Women in Their Woods

Nancy Baker and Holly May share their stories in relation to their passion for forestry work. Nancy Baker is a Forest Ecologist, forestland property owner, and Leader of “Women and Their Woods”. Holly May is a former Alliance employee, DCNR Service Forester for Jefferson, Clairon, and Armstrong counties as well as a forestland property owner. …

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Take a Gander at This!

I find that few experiences live up to the hype you hear as an excited friend tells you about something that you just have to see. Most of these stories are exaggerated versions of what truly took place, but eleven years ago, as I made a pre-dawn walk on Willow Point Trail, I was about …

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50 Stories: Blog by Former Staff Member, Sara Nicholas

When I joined the Pennsylvania Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay office in 1998, it was for three good reasons; I loved the mission, I was able to work part-time and pay a little more attention to my two growing daughters, and I got my hands in the dirt again. I had been working full-time for …

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Women in Forestry

When you work in the world of forest landowner education, specifically with women who own woodlands, you are bound to hear sooner than later a version of the same cautionary tale. There’s the victim – in the case I learned, a recent widow – and an antagonist – the opportunistic logger. Shortly after the widow’s …

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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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