Our Work

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Stakeholders’ Advisory Committee discusses the effects of tree loss on a local scale

The Stakeholders Advisory Committee consists of volunteers from across the Chesapeake Bay watershed who advise the Chesapeake Executive Council on the interests of communities and stakeholders. The committee learns and discusses state and local priorities related to water quality, living resources, wildlife habitats, community engagement and other priorities outlined in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

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The Inaugural HBCU/MSI Chesapeake Bay Summit

On September 9th and 10th, the Alliance hosted approximately 50 students and 11 faculty members from Maryland and Washington, DC’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) at the inaugural HBCU/MSI Chesapeake Bay Summit. Each of these students woke up before the sun rose to converge on Pecometh Retreat Center, driven by one thing – a shared passion for the environment.

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A Native Chesapeake Plant Can Prevent Your Poison Ivy Rash

Growing anywhere from two to five feet tall, jewelweed is a natural remedy to poison ivy—if you can catch it quickly enough.

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Reforestation Opportunity Available for Maryland Landowners

The Healthy Forests Healthy Waters (HFHW) program offers landowners in Maryland a cost-free opportunity to establish new woodland cover on their property.

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In Defense of the Gumball Tree

Those spiky gumball-like seeds can look daunting, like a thousand medieval chain maces ready to strike those who wander too near.

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What’s Poppin’? Phenological Fun: Eastern Cicada Killer Wasp

Is this the fabled “murder hornet” we keep hearing about? No! This is the eastern cicada killer wasp!

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What’s Poppin’? Phenological Fun: Hummingbird Clearwing Moth

It’s a bird! It’s a bee! It’s a… moth?! More specifically, it’s a hummingburd clearwing moth.

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Wandering the Warm Springs Watershed

Decisions made by a local official impact not only the health and vitality of their community, but also their local waterways and the greater Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Dead Tree? Sounds Good To Me

Picture yourself immersed in a forest for a few seconds. Something that might be missing from your mental image, but is a significant piece of a forest ecosystem, is a snag.

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Voles: The Tree Planter’s Worst (and Cutest) Enemy

Voles might look small, adorable, and innocent, but they can wreak immense havoc on newly planted forests.

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