• A close up of the flower, rudbeckia

Resolve to Lose a Little Lawn in 2020

There are many good reasons to have a lawn. A lawn can be used for overflow parking, a space for children and dogs to play, or as a stable surface for heavy foot traffic around buildings and houses. But about ten percent of the land in the Chesapeake Bay watershed is lawn cover. Do

Welcoming Two New Faces to the Alliance!

Patti Bohnsack joins the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as the administrative assistant to the local government team, based out of our headquarters office in Annapolis, MD. Before joining the Alliance, Patti dedicated herself to working with children, from serving as the Executive Director at Kidscommons Children’s Museum in Columbus, IN, to a Tutor and

Our DC Office is Moving!

What better ring in the New Year than with a new office? The Alliance DC team settled into a new space on Capitol Hill in the historic Barracks Row this month. We are looking forward to becoming a part of this vibrant neighborhood and expanding our work in the DC metropolitan region! We invite you

Southern Maryland Habitat Forum: Finding Common Ground

On Monday, December 9th leaders throughout Southern Maryland gathered at Serenity Farms in Benedict, Maryland to discuss the unique habitats in the region. The forum was organized by the Alliance and sponsored by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. In total 37 individuals from non-profit, government, and for-profit organizations attended from Calvert, St Mary’s, and

Former Mayor of Takoma Park, Bruce Williams, Honored at Past LGAC Meeting in Maryland

Sugarloaf Mountains Adamstown, MD The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) held its final quarterly meeting of 2019 in December in Adamstown, Maryland. Former Mayor of Takoma Park, Bruce R. Williams, was honored by members of LGAC for his service to its Maryland delegation as he transitions into his new position as an emeritus

Local Elected Officials Explore the Colors on the Creek!

Earlier this month, the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) was treated to a local gem nestled in Frederick, Maryland. Located within its downtown sector, Carroll Creek Linear Park is home to the Color on the Creek community waterway project that flows a quarter mile. It initially was part of a flood control plan built in

Interview with Patrick Hudson From True Chesapeake Oyster Co.

A platter of Skinny Dippers at True Chesapeake Oyster Co. Photography by Lorann Cocca This past October, a couple of my colleagues had the unique opportunity to attend the Chesapeake Food Summit at Union Market in Washington, D.C. They all came back raving about their experience and all the great food they had

Touring A Local Organic Dairy Farm

At the beginning of November, Alliance staff took a field trip to Chestertown, Maryland to tour an organic dairy farm. Thanks to our friend Ron Ohrel from the American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), we were able to tour Fair Hill Farm, owned and operated by the Fry family. The farm produces about 40,000 pounds

Welcoming Two New Board Members

The Alliance is pleased to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors! Elizabeth Abdoo is the Senior Legal Advisor at Host Hotels and Resorts, where she’s been working for over 18 years. Prior to Host Hotels, she was the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Orbital Sciences Corporation (Northrop Grumman Innovative

Adding Two New Faces to the Alliance Team!

The Alliance is excited to add two new faces to our team, in Pennsylvania and in Maryland! Tim Hudspeth joins the Alliance headquarters team in Annapolis, MD as our Finance Assistant. He brings 11 years of procurement and budget experience from his previous employment with the Department of Justice. He started in the Pathways student

How to Create Less Food Waste over the Holidays

Do you find yourself throwing out an overwhelming amount of turkey or stuffing after your Thanksgiving meal? Or maybe you keep the leftovers in your fridge for a couple days only to find them still in the fridge a week later, gone bad and end up throwing them out anyway? After years of holiday meals,

Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership Plants 500 Trees on Lancaster County Farm

Alliance staff, Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative staff., and Turkey Hill Dairy staff gather together after planting trees. On November 7th, Alliance staff were joined by employees from Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative and Turkey Hill Dairy to do what we do best — plant a riparian forest buffer! Riparian forest