Staff Blog

50 Stories: Celebrating Agriculture with Bobby Whitescarver

As we celebrate the Alliance’s agricultural work this month as part of our 50 stories for our 50th, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of our favorite farmers and supporters, Robert (Bobby) Whitescarver. 

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50 Stories: Farm Sustainability Goes Retail

June brings a lot of good things: cookouts, sunny weather, pool parties, ice cream. It also happens to be National Dairy Month, and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is celebrating just how far dairy farmers have come, and where they might be headed next, in the effort to improve the health of
the Chesapeake.

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50 Stories: Your Local Dairy Farmers – A Sustainable Story

Not only are we celebrating Agriculture as part of our #50storiesforour50th in June, but it’s also National Dairy Month! In April, the Alliance hosted an event with the American Dairy Association North East titled, “Your Local Dairy Farmers, A Sustainable Story,” where our CEO, Kate Fritz, and the Director of Environmental Outreach at ADANE, Ron Ohrel, interviewed three local farmers.

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Celebrating Juneteenth across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Find out about a few celebrations happening in the cities where the Alliance has offices and virtual events you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

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The Impact of the “Across the Generations Dialogue” Conference with Leila Hamdan

In 1998, The Alliance hosted an “Across the Generations Dialogue” conference at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. The conference brought together the luminaries in coastal and estuary ecology and graduate students studying and researching in the same field. Leila Hamdan was a graduate student at the time at George Mason University studying water column microbes …

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50 Stories: Big Bay Moments From The Past Five Decades

As we celebrate 50 years of the Alliance we take a look back at some of the major moments, impacts, and programs over the past five decades.

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Improving the Health of the Cocalico Creek One BMP at a Time

As part of our 50 stories for our 50th-anniversary, we are spending this month celebrating our work in agriculture. With approximately 87,000 farms in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the Alliance provides resources enabling farmers to maintain productive agricultural lands while simultaneously protecting their local waterways. Our collaboration with Cocalico Watershed Association, Lancaster Clean Water Partners, TeamAg, …

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Forests for the Birds – An Egg-Sighting Edition

Think Spring! At the Alliance, we have birds on the brain. “Forests for the Birds” is our special spring edition of our Forests for the Bay newsletter designed to spark your curiosity and tickle your sense of humor! Mostly, we hope you draw a little inspiration – to learn something new, take action, and appreciate the natural gifts of the Bay watershed.

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Across the Generations- Interview with Long-Time Supporter, Charlie Conklin

As part of this month’s 50 Stories for our 50th Anniversary theme, “Across the Generations,” we interviewed Charlie Conklin, former Board Member, Watershed Forum planning team member, and long-time supporter, of the Alliance. 

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10 Simple Actions YOU Can Take Everyday to Help Improve the Bay

In April as part of our 50 stories for our 50th Anniversary, we focused on “Community Members Taking Action.” Below are two videos on simple actions that YOU can take to help improve the health of our local lands and water.  

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