Staff Blog

The Pages of Black History – Every Month

5 inspiring reads to help develop a richer understanding of the world, strengthen interpersonal skills, and increase your creativity.

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Welcoming Our New Communications Director

The Alliance is very excited to welcome our new Communications Director, Adam Miller, to our team!

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New Year, New Board Leadership!

With a new year comes new changes – and there are a few key changes on the Board of Directors as we start 2021.

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History of Rockfish Gap with Board Member, Shawn Kimbro

Did you know that Rockfish Gap gets its name because it was the headwaters of the rockfish river? Rockfish would navigate from the Atlantic Ocean up the Chesapeake Bay- 500 miles! Join Board Member, Shawn Kimbro as he tells the story of the historic Rockfish Gap.  

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2020 Watershed Forum Session and Plenary Recordings

This year the Alliance celebrated its 15th Annual Watershed Forum! The Watershed Forum is a watershed-wide event reaching over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. We share successful tools and techniques, offer lessons and learnings from on-the-ground work, build capacities of local organizations, foster partnerships, educate on …

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Welcoming Two New Staff

The Alliance is excited to welcome two new team members to our staff! Jim Kauffman joins our Forests team as the Forests Projects Coordinator in Pennsylvania. Jim will be working with farmers, producers, and landowners to promote and implement riparian buffers and reforestation projects throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Pennsylvania. Jim has spent a …

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Conservation Landscaping at Ginter Park Presbyterian Church

In September the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and SG Designs planted a native plant garden, also known as a conservation landscape, at Ginter Park Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA.

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Fall 2020 Project Clean Stream Impactful Results

Every year, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to pick up trash from local streams, creeks, and neighborhoods as a part of the Alliance’s Project Clean Stream. What started as a single day event over a decade ago, has now turned into a full season of volunteer clean up events throughout the watershed. Thanks …

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Disability, Access, and the Outdoors

December 3rd is the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Over 61 million adults in the United States live with a disability (CDC). Whether visible or invisible, these disabilities impact the daily lives of 26% of all US adults. This day serves to celebrate the lives of those with disabilities, while also drawing attention …

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Monitor Moment: Gwen and Walter Harris

Volunteer citizen scientists have been monitoring water quality as part of the RiverTrends project for over 35 years. Each month, monitors gear up to collect observational data and measure the trends of their local streams, including air and water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, bacteria, and salinity. These dedicated monitors give us a direct connection …

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