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Press Release: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, PA DCNR, and Knouse Foods Announce Collaboration to Plant Trees in Biglerville and bring cleaner water to the Chesapeake Bay watershed

On October 21st the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance), Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc., a fruit grower owned cooperative (Knouse), and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) hosted an event at Knouse Foods campus in Adams County, PA to plant trees and celebrate the 16 total acres of habitat that the …

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50 Stories: “Through Others; We Become What We Are Today” Watershed Forum Stories with Charlie Conklin

This month as part of our 50 stories for our 50th Anniversary, we are celebrating our upcoming Annual Watershed Forum while taking a look back at the past 15. The following audio clip is taken from an interview with Charlie Conklin. Charlie is a former Board Member, Watershed Forum planning team member, and long-time supporter, of the Alliance. Since being involved with the Alliance since the 90s, Charlie still names helping plan the Chesapeake Watershed Forum as one of his favorite memories. 

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50 Stories: Attending the Chesapeake Watershed Forum- Three Years as a Different Attendee

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum is a reminder to me, and so many others of why I joined the environmental field, and plan to stay in it for the entirety of my career. There is tough work to be done, but we stand a better chance at success when we come together. In my eyes, the Watershed Forum is the glue of the watershed.

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Forests for the BATS – A Spooky Halloween Edition

Bats are important members of our forest ecosystems and perform invaluable functions for humanity. Forests for the Bats, a Halloween takeover of the Alliance’s Forests for the Bay newsletter, invites you to learn more about these fascinating animals and their current conservation plights as we feature articles, videos, events, and resources about our furry friends …

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Tayloe Murphy – Remembering a Legend; Honoring a Legacy

The Alliance is saddened by the loss of the Virginia conservation giant, Tayloe Murphy, who passed away on September 15th.  Tayloe served in many roles in his esteemed career, and was honored by the Alliance in 2006 with our “Frances Flanigan Environmental Leadership Award” for all he has done for the Chesapeake Bay. To honor Tayloe, Nissa Dean, Virginia State Director, wrote a tribute to her personal hero and mentor.

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The Alliance releases its Diversity Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Terminology Guide for communicators

After a year of continued research and discussion, the Alliance unveiled the official DEIJ Terminology Communications Guide on September 17th, 2021 coupled with resources for further definitive research and access to inclusive perspectives. While the guide was created to help address questions our own staff has had over the years, we hope it can serve as an invaluable resource to other communicators as well.

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50 Stories: Using Green Infrastructure to Connect Students and the Richmond Community with their Watershed.

This month as part of our 50 Stories for Our 50th we are celebrating our Green Infrastructure work. In the past couple of years, our Virginia Environmental Education Specialist, Meredeth Dash out of our Richmond, Virginia office has been working hard to connect local students to their waterways through green initiatives on their schoolyards. In …

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Welcoming Three Team Members

The Alliance is thrilled to welcome three new staff members to our team! Joining the Green Infrastructure team in Washington, DC is David Lanier. He comes with a degree in environmental science from Towson University and a fondness for outdoor recreational activities. David’s addition has greatly increased the team’s capacity to help out the contractors …

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50 Stories: River Sojourns and Connecting with Nature: Narrated by Jamie Alberti

The River Sojourns were week-long paddling trips that connected community members with their local waterways. Starting in the 90s, the sojourns occurred annually for about 10 years on the Susquehanna, Potomac, and Patuxent Rivers as an opportunity for people young, old, and everywhere in between to connect with nature. Staff member, Jamie Alberti reflects on her experience as staff leader on the River Sojourns and her major takeaways. Jamie encourages everyone to get outside, experience nature in any way that they can, and create some memories. 

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Announcing Our 2021 Taste: Celebrate 50 Years Keynote Speaker

A key tenant of the Alliance over the last 50 years has been to work together. That means across the communities, businesses and companies, and conservation groups who live, work, and play in the Chesapeake.  No single restoration project, education effort, or advocacy campaign has ever been successful without the diverse voices that have a …

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