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Teddi Stark – Pennsylvania 2021 Watershed Champion

It was with great pleasure that the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recognized Teddi Stark as our 2021 Pennsylvania Watershed Champion. Teddi is a warrior for riparian forest buffers. We recognized that her passion for the reforestation of our watershed and leadership at DCNR has resulted in increased funding for buffers in Pennsylvania and for the Alliance.

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Dr. Alan Anderson – Maryland 2021 Watershed Champion

It was with great pleasure that the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recognized Dr. Alan Anderson as our 2021 Maryland Watershed Champion at our “Taste: Celebrate 50 Years on September 23rd. We recognized him for his work through our partnership with Bowie State University, and his commitment to ensuring his students have an opportunity to build skills related to environmental conservation. Dr. Anderson has been incredibly giving of his time to this partnership, and his efforts have created year-round meaningful watershed experiences for students in the classroom and beyond.

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Michael Powell – Virginia 2021 Watershed Champion

It was with great pleasure that the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recognized Michael Powell as our 2021 Virginia Watershed Champion at “The Taste: Celebrate 50 Years” on September 23rd. His vision for John B. Cary Elementary School’s Eco Campus has prioritized outdoor learning and environmental literacy. Not only has he added trees and gardens to the campus, but his sensibility to stormwater runoff and replacing turf has created an outdoor space where all students can become environmental stewards.

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Brian Rodgers – D.C 2021 Watershed Champion

It was with great pleasure that the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recognized Brian Rodgers as our 2021 Washington, D.C. Watershed Champion. We recognized Brian’s work as a Rain Barrel contractor, passionate DC Green Workforce Workgroup member, and dedicated partner to the Alliance.

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Wolf (Tree) Hunt Challenge

This autumn, the Alliance’s Forests Program is holding a competition in anticipation of our Halloween Forests for the Bats special: who can find the biggest, baddest wolf tree in the Chesapeake Bay watershed?! In addition to bragging rights, the champions will receive free Forests for the Bay gear!

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Forests for the BATS – A Spooky Halloween Edition

Forests for the Bats, a Halloween takeover of the Alliance’s Forests for the Bay newsletter, is all about celebrating our Chesapeake forests and the peak of autumn, which is largely our favorite time to be in the woods. Whether or not you’re a Halloween nut, autumn’s inherent connection to the macabre is hard to dismiss. …

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50 Stories: Community Resilience through Living Shorelines at Cape St. Claire

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 in Cape St. Claire, MD.  On any given day in Cape St. Claire, you can see children riding their bikes down a quiet street, toddlers giggling while …

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Tayloe Murphy – Remembering a Legend; Honoring a Legacy

The Alliance is saddened by the loss of the Virginia conservation giant, Tayloe Murphy, who passed away on September 15th.  Tayloe served in many roles in his esteemed career, and was honored by the Alliance in 2006 with our “Frances Flanigan Environmental Leadership Award” for all he has done for the Chesapeake Bay. To honor Tayloe, Nissa Dean, Virginia State Director, wrote a tribute to her personal hero and mentor.

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The Alliance releases its Diversity Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Terminology Guide for communicators

After a year of continued research and discussion, the Alliance unveiled the official DEIJ Terminology Communications Guide on September 17th, 2021 coupled with resources for further definitive research and access to inclusive perspectives. While the guide was created to help address questions our own staff has had over the years, we hope it can serve as an invaluable resource to other communicators as well.

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50 Stories: Using Green Infrastructure to Connect Students and the Richmond Community with their Watershed.

This month as part of our 50 Stories for Our 50th we are celebrating our Green Infrastructure work. In the past couple of years, our Virginia Environmental Education Specialist, Meredeth Dash out of our Richmond, Virginia office has been working hard to connect local students to their waterways through green initiatives on their schoolyards. In …

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