Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Executive Director

Media Contact: Mary-Angela Hardwick Email: mhardwick@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Executive Director Annapolis, MD. (July 13, 2017) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional leader in Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration since 1971, announced today that its Board of Directors has selected Kate A. Fritz as

Position Announcement: RiverSmart Homes Program Assistant

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, MD with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks a qualified and motivated person to assist our coordination of the DC DOEE River Smart Program. About the Alliance: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was founded in 1971. Since its beginning, the Alliance

Native Shrubs: the workhorses of our streamside forests

Native moisture-tolerant shrubs that fringe this stream in western Maryland improve the water quality and habitat for both terrestrial and aquatic fauna. Ninebark fruits are developing in the foreground, and several dogwood and viburnum species hold the white flowers peppering the shrub layer in the background. (Photo by Ryan Davis) Not many woody

Position Announcement: CREP Riparian Buffer Forester

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non profit organization based in Annapolis, MD with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks an enthusiastic and creative person to join its Chesapeake Forests staff and lead program outreach and management in its efforts to restore forests throughout the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. This position is

5 Common Edible Summertime Berries in the Chesapeake

Forest Foraging for Summertime Treats In early summer months, eastern forests yield many plants that can be eaten raw or cooked, and dozens of edible mushroom species. Wild berries are particularly wonderful; they’re easy to find and identify, very abundant, and of course tasty. Searching for berries is an excellent way to get to know

Businesses step up to help the Chesapeake

  Lots of indicators of water quality and habitat show that progress is slowly being made to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Ultimately, we would probably all agree that it will take commitment from all segments of society and a broad base of participation to be successful in reaching our goals in the

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

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