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50 Stories for Our 50th: A Look back at Our Favorites It should come as no surprise by now that in 2021 The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay celebrated its 50th anniversary. As a recognition and a way to share our work over the years, we completed 50 unique stories. The stories included blog posts, …
We are excited for what we’ve accomplished as an organization over the past 50 years, however, we recognize that our work is not done and that we must look ahead. During our interviews, we asked participants what their hopes are for the Chesapeake Bay watershed in the next 50 years.
When Jeanne Hoffman and Bobby Whitescarver met, the worlds of farmer and conservationists collided. Nestled in Virginia’s legendary Shenandoah Valley, the couple’s farm and marriage are representative of the symbiotic relationships that occur when we work with farmers to maintain productive agricultural lands while simultaneously protecting their local waterways.
Collaboration is one of the sweetest ingredients to successful supply chain sustainability. That’s why we teamed up with The Hershey Company and Land O’Lakes to create Sustainable Dairy PA. The partnership positions dairy producers as an important part of improving water quality and mitigating climate change impacts.
Emma always wanted to help fight climate change, but it isn’t easy for a High School student to feel empowered to make a real impact. Northeastern School District’s partnership with the Alliance offered Emma and her classmates the opportunity to improve the quality of their local stream. In Emma’s case, the project provided a fresh perspective on her future education plans.
RiverTrends water quality monitoring volunteer, David Steinberger is part of our network of community scientists who collect and establish important baseline data throughout the watershed. The program offers David a unique opportunity to share his passion for science with the middle/upper school students he teaches at Fredericksburg Academy in Virginia.
Alliance CEO Kate Fritz sits down with Lara Lutz, Karl Blankenship, and William Matuszeski (BMAT) to discuss the history of the Bay Journal.
Last night, The Roosevelt celebrated their 10th Anniversary by hosting an amazing three-course Prix Fixe dinner, benefiting the Alliance.
This month as part of our 50 stories for our 50th Anniversary, we are celebrating our upcoming Annual Watershed Forum while taking a look back at the past 15. The following audio clip is taken from an interview with Charlie Conklin. Charlie is a former Board Member, Watershed Forum planning team member, and long-time supporter, of the Alliance. Since being involved with the Alliance since the 90s, Charlie still names helping plan the Chesapeake Watershed Forum as one of his favorite memories.
The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum is a reminder to me, and so many others of why I joined the environmental field, and plan to stay in it for the entirety of my career. There is tough work to be done, but we stand a better chance at success when we come together. In my eyes, the Watershed Forum is the glue of the watershed.