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Monitor Moment: Kerry and Dave Harlan

Kerry and Dave enjoy visiting their monitoring sites year-round and getting to see the seasonal changes. They would encourage others to get involved in monitoring because collective efforts like RiverTrends will help us as a society understand trends and impacts within the Chesapeake Bay watershed that impact us all.

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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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50 Stories: Interview with Joe Maroon

Joe Maroon is the executive director of the Virginia Environmental Endowment and has been working with or involved with the Alliance for many years. Joe was in attendance at the first Bay agreement in 1983 at George Mason University where the Alliance played an integral part. Along with Joe’s connection with the Alliance since that bay agreement, Joe is also involved with the Chesapeake Bay Program’s, Citizens Advisory Committee. Listen to Joe’s stories about the past and his ideas and advice for the future. 

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50 Stories: What is Water Quality?

The health of our waterways is not determined by their clarity. Although most people would feel more comfortable swimming in a crystal clear creek; just because that creek is clear, does not mean it’s clean. The true, comprehensive measurement of water health is called water quality.

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A Reflection on my Time as a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member

Working with the staff at the Alliance has been such an enriching experience. I was expecting that I would mostly be working under, or shadowing individual staff, but I have been treated as an equal colleague from the very beginning. Asking me for my perspective and encouraging me to take ownership of project aspects and assignments built my self-confidence in my ability to do things I never thought were possible.

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50 Stories: History of the Alliance and the Chesapeake Bay Program

As we continue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, there is a longstanding relationship that is integral to the Alliance’s growth over the years and our mission and vision today. That is the history of the Alliance’s role in providing professional coordination services for the Chesapeake Bay Program.

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50 Stories: Inspiring Local Officials To Take On Water Quality Challenges

The Local Government Advisory Committee consists of local elected officials from across the Watershed who have been appointed by their respective Governors or Mayor (in the case of the District of Columbia). This blog focuses on the Alliance’s Wandering Waterways Project Series which aims to connect, immerse, and inspire local officials as they work to find solutions to water quality challenges across the Chesapeake Bay region.

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50 Stories: Local Decision Makers Bring LGAC Knowledge Back to Their Communities

Local Government Advisory Committee members share how serving as a part of the Advisory Committee has shaped their decision-making on behalf of their communities.

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Breakfast on the Bay- June Recap

Breakfast on the Bay is a signature live talk Summer series that celebrates the companies, communities, and conservationists who live, work and play in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Thank you to our generous donors, this event is free and supports 50-years of on the ground work in Forests, Agriculture, Green Infrastructure, and Stewardship and Engagement.  …

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Funds Awarded to Maryland Farmers for Manure Technologies

Sustainable Chesapeake, alongside the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative (MDVA), was today awarded $725,267 from the 2021 Maryland Department of Agriculture Animal Waste Technology Fund. The funding will allow Maryland dairy farmers to expand the adoption of high-priority conservation practices through industry-led supply-chain sustainability initiatives. The funding was …

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