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70,000 Native Trees and Shrubs for Big Elk Creek State Park

The Alliance’s largest-ever tree planting is complete; Big Elk Creek State Park in Chester County, Pennsylvania now has 270 acres of new forest, including over 70,000 native tree and shrub seedlings!

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Creating Healthier Home Garden Habitats

As any home gardener knows, a healthy garden can include plenty of variety. However, when selecting what plants to put in your garden, it is important to be picky.

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Creating Access to Green Space in Richmond’s East End

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and partners are pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the Greening Greater Fulton Project, which will bring a green street to two blocks of Government Road in Richmond’s East End.

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Thank You for a Great 2024 Treelay!

Thank you to everyone who made the 2024 Volunteer Tree Planting Relay (Treelay) possible! Over the course of 24 hours, Alliance staff, partners, and 213 dedicated volunteers planted 4,200 trees in Pennsylvania and Maryland. That’s one tree every 21.6 seconds!

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How you can help change the perception of a “messy” yard

A recent news story involved a homeowner along the Elizabeth River whose next door neighbor hadn’t cut or trimmed the vegetation in his yard in over four years. This colorful local dispute gets to the heart of a perception issue that is critical to the future of the Chesapeake Bay and its wildlife.

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Below the Surface of Monitoring: Water Temperature

Welcome to Below the Surface of Monitoring, a four-part series in which we will dive deep into the nuances of the Alliance’s Water Quality Monitor program.

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Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay & Perdue Farms partner to celebrate Earth Day by planting hundreds of trees on PA Poultry Farm

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) and Perdue Farms (Perdue) celebrated the 54th Earth Day and their strong partnership by planting more than 300 trees on a family poultry farm in Quarryville, PA.

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Thank You for a Great Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2024 Wild & Scenic Film Festival! 598 of our friends and partners gathered to enjoy the festival this year.

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Alliance Receives over $4.7 Million for 7 Projects in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia

NFWF and EPA recently announced their 2023 SWG awards, and the Alliance’s four program teams received seven of the 65 total awards.

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Putting Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative Data to Use

What good is data if it never gets used? The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) is here to make sure that doesn’t happen! Each group within the CMC network is monitoring to achieve their own unique and individual goals for education, advocacy, outreach, and communication and have made enormous impacts on their communities.

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