Agriculture: We’re Halfway There by Bobby Whitescarver

Summerdean, VA: Ease of herd movement is the number one reason Jimmy Callison fenced his cattle away from the river. “It used to take seven or eight people on four-wheelers and horses to get all these cows to the barn. Now, we can do that with just two people,” said Callison, a full-time farmer in

Streamside Forest Buffers are Important for Water and Wildlife

Over one third of the land in the Chesapeake Bay watershed is either covered by development or agriculture. This poses obstacles to water quality in the form of nutrients, sediments, and other pollutants, but also to terrestrial wildlife that have little or no habitat in these settings. Trees planted along city streets and in suburban

Are you Chesapeake Bay aware?

By Nissa Dean and Liz Chodoba In 2016, the Legislatures of each of the Chesapeake Bay watershed commonwealths and states designated the second week of June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. This designation urges all Chesapeake Bay residents “to commemorate the Week with events, activities, and educational programs designed to raise awareness of the importance

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Responds to Threat to Eliminate EPA Funding

Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Responds to Threat to Eliminate EPA Funding (Annapolis, MD – March 17, 2017) Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Executive Director Albert H. Todd issued the following statement today in response to the FY18 Budget Blueprint released yesterday by the

Alliance & Partners Launch New Forestry Websites

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Program's Forestry Workgroup and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, launched two new websites to help support those working to plant and protect trees in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network and Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network were created with

Position Announcement: CBP Communications – Multimedia Intern

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay seeks a Multimedia Intern for its Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Communications Office in Annapolis, Maryland. This is summer 2017 position. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 31, 2017. Project Description: CBP Communications uses photography, video and text to produce original stories related to restoration, protection and environmental appreciation across

Position Announcement: Pennsylvania State Director

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, MD with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks a creative and energetic person to serve as the Director of our Pennsylvania office and provide leadership for Alliance programs and projects in Pennsylvania. About the Alliance: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was

Project Clean Stream: Engaging Businesses and Making a Splash in Local Communities

Every spring, local waterways and woodlands receive a clean start as thousands of volunteers come together for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream, the largest annual volunteer cleanup event in the Chesapeake Bay region. This year, Project Clean Stream officially kicks off on April 1, 2017 for its 14th year of bringing

Slowing Land Subsidence in Hampton Roads, VA with Wastewater

Hampton Roads, Virginia is the second largest population area threatened by sea level rise in the country. Southeast Virginia is predicted to be inundated with an additional one to three plus feet of sea level by 2060. Forcing as many as 170,000 residents to relocate. About half of the previous sea level rise can be

Alliance’s Howard County READY Program Wins Melanie Teems Award

Left to right: Al Todd (Alliance Executive Director), Lori Lilly (Howard EcoWorks Director), Ted Wolf (READY Program Assistant), and Lou Etgen (Maryland State Director) accept award The Alliance's Howard County READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) Program, founded in partnership with People Acting Together in Howard (PATH) and Howard County, and now managed

Stormwater Symbiosis: A Look at the Bloomingdale Rebate Program as a Successful Example of Public-Private-Civil Society Partnership

Mutually Beneficial Relationships Flourish Institutions that embody symbiotic relationships between public, private, and civil society sectors have proven to be a successful model for the management of water resources across the globe. Their cooperative approach brings together a range of partners that can accommodate diverse community needs in a way that is transparent, inclusive, and

Alliance Executive Director Announces Plans for 2017 Retirement

Media Contact: Mary-Angela Hardwick Email: mhardwick@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Executive Director Announces Plans for 2017 Retirement (January 25, 2017 - Annapolis, MD) Albert H. Todd, Executive Director of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and long-time watershed leader has announced his plans to retire in late summer 2017.