Current Events

Juneteenth Celebrations Throughout the Watershed

Below are a few events happening across the watershed, along with a few virtual events you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. The Alliance encourages all our friends and partners to join us in recognizing the Juneteenth Holiday. Take an opportunity to learn, discuss, or celebrate in your community – and walk away with growing knowledge of where we have been and where we hope to go in our effort for social and racial justice.

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After two years of virtual events, the Taste is back!

The Alliance’s annual Taste celebration is moving upstream in 2022. After two years of virtual events, the Taste will take place in-person at three different venues across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Jack ‘Wildlife’ Turner’s Top 10 Species of the Chesapeake Bay

This list of 10 of my favorite Chesapeake Bay species aims to bring you a little closer to these magnificent critters with which we share the environment. All of the photos have been taken by me in the Chesapeake Bay watershed where I spend most of my time. 

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Igniting Solutions at the 4th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

On Thursday, January 13, the Alliance will host its 4th Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Each year, the anticipation for the film fest feels bigger and bigger. For anyone who has attended this event in the past, I am sure you are familiar with the lasting impression the film festival leaves. There is a fire …

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“A Journey Upstream” full film on YouTube at 7pm!

It isn’t often that two college students from Brookville, Maryland, make a movie that is seen by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, and it’s rarer still when their subject is about the importance of clean water to two pivotal fish species in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

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The Roosevelt Richmond VA

The Alliance partners with The Roosevelt for a one-night only Bay-themed dinner!

On October 14, 2021, The Roosevelt in Richmond, VA is hosting a special three-course prix fixe dinner to celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary with proceeds benefiting the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay-themed menu for the evening will highlight the diversity and bounty of food found throughout the watershed.

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Announcing Our 2021 Taste: Celebrate 50 Years Keynote Speaker

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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Breakfast On The Bay: Live Tree Talk

A few weeks ago, I found myself chasing our Pennsylvania Forests Projects Manager, Ryan Davis, around one of the Alliance’s riparian forest buffers. Ryan was busy sharing a wealth of knowledge about our forests during what we call a Tree Talk, and I had the unique pleasure of filming him as the demonstration was streamed …

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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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