How to Get the Most Out of Your Virtual Forum Experience

We are just under a week from the Alliance’s 15th annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum (October 29 - 30, 2020). This year’s Forum is fully virtual, which may be a new experience for many of this year’s attendees. Are you feeling a little underprepared when it comes to participating in this year’s Forum, or do

Local Governments and Climate Experts Convene to Problem Solve on Community Flooding

Federal funding, collaboration, environmental justice and more examined at the 2020 Local Government Forum

National Farmers Day Farmer Spotlight: Spring Meadow Dairy

The entrance to Spring Meadow Dairy marked with a Dairy of Distinction sign (Photo credit: Jenna Mackley). In addition to being Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 12th is also National Farmers Day. This is a day where we acknowledge the nation’s farmers for all they do to support their local communities. Farmers are

The Great Hack of 2020

As I finally finish regaling another successful and collaborative spring tree planting season and the last of the maintenance is being implemented, I can’t help but to praise the various tree species that have worked so hard over the season to help us realize our lofty dreams of more forests in our landscape. We

Alliance Receives $500,000 to Restore Chesapeake Logperch Habitat in Susquehanna River Basin

Press Releases Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance Receives $500,000 to Restore Chesapeake Logperch Habitat in Susquehanna River Basin Pilot program will incentivize best management practice, riparian forest buffers on agricultural lands Annapolis, MD (September 17, 2020) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) was

Alliance Receives $500,000 Funding to Continue Conservation Work with Lancaster Dairy Farmers

Press Release Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance Receives $500,000 Funding to Continue Conservation Work with Lancaster Dairy Farmers The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funding will support the Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership initiative Lancaster, PA (September 17, 2020) The Alliance for the Chesapeake

Alliance Receives Over Half A Million Dollars for Conservation Work in Lancaster County, PA

Press Release Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance Receives Over Half A Million Dollars for Conservation Work in Lancaster County, PA Funding will support stream restoration efforts and agricultural best management practice implementation Lancaster, PA (September 17, 2020) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) recently

Alliance Receives $1.8 Million to advance Agriculture, Forests Projects

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recently received awards totaling over $1.8 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) through its Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund. With these awards, the Alliance will expand our impact through our Forests and Agriculture Programs in Maryland and south central Pennsylvania. Details regarding these projects that we’ll be

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Glorious Goldenrod!

Hazy, late afternoon summer sun. Blue skies, drowsy hum of busy insects, and calls of bobolinks, song sparrows and eastern meadowlarks. Picking blackberries. Old fields behind the barn, seas of yellow and green, stand out in my mind’s eye. Deep breaths of that crushed scent – lingering and distinct – bringing the outdoors inside

  • A close up of the flower, rudbeckia

Introducing a New Video Series: Native Plant Narratives

Native Plant Narratives is a series of short, educational videos highlighting the benefits of plants native to the Chesapeake Bay region and conservation gardening. Most of the videos will focus on specific native species, where and when to use them, as well as how to care for them. There will also be videos on more

Peer to Peer Learning Exchange Expands Virtual!

In 2019, The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay alongside the Local Leadership Workgroup, Local Government Advisory Committee and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, hosted a bus tour entitled  “Wandering Virginia’s Waterways.”  This two-day peer to peer learning exchange was geared towards elected officials from the Shenandoah area to the coastlines of Virginia, and focused

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Green Infrastructure Program takes root in the City of Lancaster!

The Alliance kicked off a new partnership with the City of Lancaster in the midst of a pandemic. While the impact and implications of COVID-19 moved through local communities we geared up for operating in a remote world. Passionate people who care deeply about the Lancaster community and our environment see opportunities to leverage and expand our work - even in the midst of uncertainties.