This month as part of our 50 Stories for Our 50th we are focusing on our Green Infrasturce work. This blog highlights one of our more recent projects at the Asbury-Broadneck United Methodist Church (ABUMC) cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Alliance is thrilled to welcome three new staff members to our team! Joining the Green Infrastructure team in Washington, DC is David Lanier. He comes with a degree in environmental science from Towson University and a fondness for outdoor recreational activities. David’s addition has greatly increased the team’s capacity to help out the contractors …
Earlier this month, I took part in a webinar hosted by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Through Ebony Eyes: Preserving the Legacy of Blacks on the Chesapeake. Vince Leggett, the Founder and President of Blacks of the Chesapeake, was the primary presenter. Mr. Leggett is a compelling speaker, weaving in his own experience with tales …
Fall is the best time to plant native plants. Here are 5 that we love and recommend for your gardens this Fall.
The River Sojourns were week-long paddling trips that connected community members with their local waterways. Starting in the 90s, the sojourns occurred annually for about 10 years on the Susquehanna, Potomac, and Patuxent Rivers as an opportunity for people young, old, and everywhere in between to connect with nature. Staff member, Jamie Alberti reflects on her experience as staff leader on the River Sojourns and her major takeaways. Jamie encourages everyone to get outside, experience nature in any way that they can, and create some memories.
A key tenant of the Alliance over the last 50 years has been to work together. That means across the communities, businesses and companies, and conservation groups who live, work, and play in the Chesapeake. No single restoration project, education effort, or advocacy campaign has ever been successful without the diverse voices that have a …
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As I look back over the 50 years of our history, I realize we’ve had some great game changers and influencers work at the Alliance. This month, as we’re approaching fall, when we celebrate our achievements and partners at the Taste, it’s a good time to hear from some of those folks. I sat down with The Nature Conservancy’s Andy Lacatell, Virginia Chesapeake Bay Program Director.
The first sojourn took place from below the New York state line in Sayre to Wilkes-Barre. From the beginning, the sojourns covered long distances with substantial daily mileage. The most rewarding part of leading the sojourns was watching the paddlers, local officials and local citizens get so excited about a river they didn’t know about – whether they were local and just took it for granted, or a paddler from afar learning about the Susquehanna first hand.
Newest member of the Alliance’s Forests Team, Rebecca Lauver, reflects on a recent trip to Asheville, North Carolina and the history of logging in the United States.