Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Board Members

Press Release Media Contact: Mary-Angela Hardwick Email: mhardwick@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Board Members (April 13, 2018 – Annapolis, MD) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announces the election of three new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board members are Shawn Kimbro, Brian

Trout in the Classroom

Thousands of trout fingerlings, like this brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), are raised and stocked every year by students in classrooms across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Photo by Ryan Davis. Trout are excellent ambassadors of forested landscapes. They are widely fished for recreation, economically important, and downright charismatic, especially the stunning native brook trout.

March, the Sweetest Time of the Year!

Image by Dave Pape 2007 INTRODUCTION The weather is starting to warm up as we enter early spring, which means maple syrup season is here! Maple sugaring is the centuries-old American tradition of tapping maple trees for their sap. Maple sugaring is a hallmark industry of our eastern forests, but this industry is

10 Ways You Can Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

Phragmites is an invasive perennial plant with feathery plumes at the top of tall, stiff stalks. It grows in wetlands, along roadsides and along shorelines throughout the Bay watershed. 1. Clean your hiking and fishing gear While you may just be trying to take a leisurely hike through your nearest trail, or catch

Marketing/Graphic Design Intern

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION  for Marketing/Graphic Design Intern Title:                    Marketing/Graphic Design Intern (DC/MD Office) Hours:                  5-10 hours per week Duration:              3-6 months, with possibility of extension Location:              Remote, potential for in office meetings (501 Sixth Street, Annapolis, MD) Compensation:     Per project stipend available General Information The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) is

More Than Just A Stream Cleanup

  Alliance staff gather in Eastport, Annapolis after a local trash cleanup. Every year between March and the first week of June, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to clean up their local communities as a part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream (PCS) —the largest trash cleanup

The Rugged Ruffed Grouse: Heartbeat of our Winter Forests

Photo credit: Corinne Lamontagne Wintry weather can take a toll on year-round wildlife residents of mid-Atlantic and northeastern forests. For roughly one third of the year, regional forests offer little protective broadleaf cover from predators and the elements, have limited food sources, and are frequently inundated with snow. In response to these lean

Resolve to do the best you can to advance clean water in 2018

Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program As we start to turn the page on 2017, I wanted to brainstorm some ideas for resolutions we can share as a community for 2018. The new year is a time to reflect on where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished in the past year and to

New Year, New Chesapeake Forests Projects!

The start of a new year is perfect timing to highlight the new and exciting projects that the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s forest team will be rolling out in 2018. This work will serve landowners and local communities in their efforts to restore woodlands and manage for healthier forests and wildlife habitat throughout the

What happens when you put 80 sportsmen and conservation professionals in one room together? Partnership!

The barn at Millport Conservancy as the snow started to fall on December 15, 2017. Photo by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay/Marissa Spratley On a cold and snowy day at the Millport Conservancy in Lititz, Pennsylvania over 80 sportsmen and conservation professionals alike gathered for a day of information sharing, networking, and brainstorming.

Safeguarding Against Stormwater: Maintaining RiverSmart Homes Best Management Practices

Stormwater runoff is the fastest growing source of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Increased development throughout the watershed has reduced the natural ground cover which is equipped to absorb and filter water during storm events. Asphalt, concrete, or other impervious structures such as homes or commercial buildings are replacing these natural ground covers. These impervious

Birds, Bugs, and Trees for the Bay

On a warm Saturday morning this fall, over 30 landowners gathered on a property in Baltimore County, Maryland to learn a little about promoting the birds and the bees. Literally. The workshop, titled “Get to Know Your Backyard Habitat”, invited local residents to see an example of stellar wildlife habitat tended by landowners Pascale Meraldi