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! 


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.

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

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. 

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

Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay presents  “Crab Cake Week” in Richmond, VA Over 30 restaurants participating from June 1st - June 9th Crab Cake Week poster for Richmond, VA Richmond, VA (May, 10 2019) The Alliance for the

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.

Workshop: Strategies For Financing Your Stormwater Program

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Capital Region Council of Governments, and Environmental Finance Center will offer a workshop titled Strategies for Financing your Stormwater Program in Dauphin County, PA. The workshop is geared towards MS4 managers, municipal staff, engineers, elected officials, and anyone else working in stormwater. Presentations will include an introduction to stormwater

2016 Chesapeake Business Forum

Gather with other regional business leaders, from organizations both large and small, to share environmental challenges and successes, learn more about environmental sustainability goals, identify needs, develop sustainable solutions that support the protection of local rivers and streams, and learn more about the Businesses for the Bay membership association. Engage with business, non-profit, and government leaders and network

Hampden Township Watershed Festival

Tuesday, June 14th 5-8 p.m. Hampden Park 5002 Hampden Park Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will co-host the Hampden Township Watershed Festival, a FREE, family-friendly event celebrating the Yellow Breeches and Conodoguinet Creeks. Activities include interactive watershed models, a rain barrel display, an environmental trivia hunt, door prizes,

Spring 2016 RiverSmart Rain Garden Contractor Training

Image courtesy of Arthur Kay. The next free rain garden training for local landscape contractors will be held on Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, 2016.  (In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for the field session is Tuesday, June 14th). Who is eligible to attend? Everyone. You do not need previous experience

FREE Member Event: Tour Blue Plains on June 16th

Alliance Members!   Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay on a FREE Members Only tour of DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, the largest of its kind in the world!   Learn how Blue Plains has paved the way in wastewater treatment during an interactive driving tour on June

Chesapeake Business Forum – May 24

Linking Businesses And The Chesapeake Bay May 24, 2016 2:30pm – 5:30pm   Lowes Annapolis Hotel 126 West St. Annapolis, MD   Gather with other business leaders in the region to share environmental challenges and successes, develop sustainable solutions that support Chesapeake Bay restoration, identify needs, and learn about Businesses for the Bay.   Engage with