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Of the 69 events we hosted, 39 got back to us with their results. Based on the results submitted by our site captains, we removed roughly 68,834 pounds of trash from entering our waterway with the help of 1,095 volunteers. With that being said of the 30 events of results that weren’t recorded- we can estimate that over 100,000 pounds of trash were removed this PCS season. That’s almost twice as much as last year!
Each Spring and Fall, Alliance staff work tirelessly to plant thousands of trees throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The goal is to reforest as much of the watershed as possible for our forests, for our streams, and for our future. Many of these reforestation projects are riparian forest buffers, which are the area of land adjacent to a stream containing native, perennial trees and shrubs.
If you’ve watched the news, you’ve seen countless young people stepping up as environmental and social justice leaders. Our youth are the leaders not just of the future but of the present, too. We’re thrilled to be working with students and faculty at Bowie State University (BSU) to host educational, service, and professional opportunities on campus. Since 2020, we’ve enjoyed engaging with several incredible environmental advocates at BSU.
The Alliance’s Riparian Rangers volunteers are helping ensure our watershed gets reforested, one site check at a time. Here’s how you can join the movement.
This past Friday, April 1st marked the official kick-off of our 18th annual Project Clean Stream (PCS) season! Every year PCS brings together thousands of volunteers to pick up trash from local streams, creeks, rivers, parks, and neighborhoods throughout the Chesapeake watershed.
So far in April, we have over 50 events registered and 18 of those happened this past weekend with four of them hosted by Alliance staff at each one of our regional offices!
Spring is in the air! Read the latest tips and tricks for prepping your garden for the growing season.
This spring will be my last time coordinating Project Clean Stream as I take on new responsibilities in our communications department. I wish it were possible to shake the hand of each of the volunteers and site captains and tell them how they helped form my own sense of community. My time has with them has shown me the importance of getting your loved ones, your community, and even strangers to form lasting relationships by, of all things, picking up trash.
Weasels are some of the few mammals that turn white during the winter. These small, but highly-skilled predators can be found throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed and once had a significant role in the fur trade during European colonization of North America.
Our Pennsylvania Forests Team is seeking volunteers to help plant nearly 5,000 trees across the Commonwealth this spring!
The following blog is written by Dylan Slusarz, a co-founder of the Richmond, Virginia chapter of The Feminist Bird Club, whose mission is to make birding and the outdoors inclusive and affirming to people who may not have safe access to it, and leverage people’s passion for the environment and social justice to help create lasting social change.