Alliance Recognizes Tradepoint Atlantic As Businesses For The Bay Gold Member

(Annapolis, MD – August 15, 2016) – The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recognizes Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,100-acre multimodal industrial site located at Sparrows Point as a Businesses for the Bay Gold Member. Tradepoint Atlantic joins a growing partnership of large and small businesses in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that are undertaking voluntary actions to improve

Alliance Receives Funding to Install Native Gardens

Do you live in the Yellow Breeches or James River watersheds? If so, you don’t want to miss this opportunity! The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay could pay for up to 80% of the cost to landscaping your yard! The Alliance is offering this assistance as part of its Reduce Your Stormwater program to

Alliance Celebrates Local Watersheds at Hampden Watershed Festival

Through a grant partnership that includes the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and Hampden Township, the Alliance’s Pennsylvania office hosted a Watershed Festival on Tuesday, June 14th at the Hampden Township Park. The festival celebrated the local Conodoguinet Creek and Yellow Breeches Creek, as well as a newly installed native meadow swale, an example of

Businesses for the Bay Announces 21 Founding Members

Annapolis, MD (June 8, 2016) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announces recognition of the twenty-one Businesses for the Bay Founding Members. Through its Businesses for the Bay program, the Alliance helps businesses, both large and small, throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed to support the environment by taking voluntarily and measurable actions to improve

RiverWise Congregations Tour

On Sunday, June 12th Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, in partnership with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy, hosted a driving tour and blessing of three RiverWise Congregations in Anne Arundel County. The public was invited to visit these houses of worship for the opportunity

Project Clean Stream 2016 Results Show Best Year Ever!

Project Clean Stream 2016 Results Show Best Year Ever! Largest number of volunteers and biggest Chesapeake impact since 2002 launch Project Clean Stream volunteers hold bags of trash collected at cleanup event. Download the full press release (.pdf)   Annapolis, MD (June 10, 2016) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

New Online Yard Design Tool Helps You “Reduce Your Stormwater”

One of 20 garden templates available in the tool. Each template can be designed as a Conservation Landscape or a Rain Garden. With the arrival of spring, the Alliance has launched a new online Yard Design Tool that helps property owners in the Chesapeake Bay watershed create personalized planting plans for their

Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee

The Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee held its first meeting in January 2016. The Alliance’s Executive Director Al Todd serves on this advisory group formed to help Maryland develop a nutrient trading and offsets policy to accelerate the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay while reducing costs to local governments and citizens. Trading and

A New Initiative for Businesses

Dominion employees after volunteering at a Project Clean Stream site. Everyone has a role to play in Bay restoration, especially the business community. While many businesses are keenly focused on their sustainability efforts, some businesses in the watershed are beginning to expand their role in supporting Chesapeake Bay restoration. To make the connection

New Businesses for the Bay Partnership Launched!

Businesses can have a big impact on water quality and public health. Here, employees pick up trash during Project Clean Stream. Photo courtesy: Bill&Debbie/flickr Membership and Sponsorship Now Open to All in Chesapeake Region’s Business Community Read full press release: Alliance Launches New Businesses for the Bay Partnership (.pdf) (Annapolis, MD –

READY is Moving Upstream to Pennsylvania!

More vibrant communities with beautiful green infrastructure and “green” summer jobs for youth is the vision of the Alliance newest program in Pennsylvania.  Alliance staff have started planning READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) in Lancaster City with a strong network of city organizations.  The goal is to have an implementation plan completed by

Restoring the Bay One Tree at a Time

Trees for Sacred Places partnership helps faith communities take environmental action Church members planting at All Saints Lutheran Church (January 19, 2016- Annapolis, MD) The Trees for Sacred Places Program, a partnership between the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC), is a unique program