Current Events

Massive Swarms of Bugs – A Sign of a River on the Mend

As you pull up to the Susquehanna River, on a mid-June evening, from a distance, it would appear that the excitement of the Hexagenia mayfly hatch is in the sheer number of bugs in the air. The swarms are so impressive that you can hear their collective wings crashing into one another as they take …

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50 Stories: Interview between Alliance CEO, Kate Fritz and Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s President, Will Baker

Soon to be retired, Will Baker has been president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) for 40 years and has been at CBF for 45 years, starting when he was 22, right out of college. Watch as Alliance’s CEO, Kate Fritz interviews Will about his experience working on the bay for the past 45 years …

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Providing Shade for Richmond

On Friday, March 6th, the Alliance partnered with the City of Richmond’s 5th District, the Richmond Tree Stewards, and Capital One volunteers to plant street trees in the Swansboro neighborhood on Richmond’s southside. In one morning, we were able to plant 30 street trees in a neighborhood that had none before! 

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Hack-the-Bay

A wide variety of data scientists, developers, designers, problem-solvers and storytellers were invited to the Design-o-thon to explore CMC’s data and create solutions to address some of their core challenges. The goal of this Design-o-thon was to prepare for a data dive Hack-the-Bay event through a structured ideation session with the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative team.

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Kicking Off Oyster Season with Events Across the Chesapeake

Oysters are a delicacy of the Chesapeake Bay region. Locals eat them raw, steamed, fried, grilled, baked, in casseroles, soups, stews, bisques, and even in drinks. While the bivalves can be eaten year round, they are the best in the colder months of September through April because during the warmer months oysters tend to be …

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6th Graders Learn About the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Alliance is proud to be a partner in BWISE (Bay Watershed in Science Education)! In addition to training teachers this summer in MWEE (Meaningful Watershed Education Experience), the program recently connected students with Virginia Public Media and Light House Studio to create their own videos. 

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Presenting Richmond’s First Ever Crab Cake Week with 30 Participating Restaurants!

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is partnering with 30 restaurants in Richmond, VA to present the city’s first ever “Crab Cake Week” during the first week of June (June 1st – June 9th).

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The Alliance Launches First Ever Crab Cake Week in Richmond, VA!

To celebrate Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week this year, the Alliance is launching a new initiative in Richmond, VA. During the 1st week of June 2019 (June 1st – 9th), we will be presenting the city’s first ever Crab Cake Week with 30 restaurants participating.

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Healthy Streams Farm Stewardship Program Workshop

Monday, February 23rd, 9:00 am – 11:30 am Dutch’s Daughter 581 Himes Avenue Frederick, MD 21703 Learn about strategies and new funding sources available to farmers to achieve healthier cows and cleaner streams. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is hosting the free workshop and lunch on February 23, 2015 at Dutch’s Daughter in Frederick, …

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Family Forest Legacy Planning

Saturday, February 28th, 2015, 9:00 am – noon Cumberland Country Club 10200 Country Club Road, Cumberland, MD 21502[one_full ]Learn how to: Establish your vision & goals for your land Assess and enhance the value of your natural resources Reduce property & estate taxes Create a succession plan that keeps your land intact and within your family Build family ties to …

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