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White Snakeroot, a Pollinator-Pleasing Plant with a Nefarious Past

Humans and white snakeroot haven’t always gotten along. However, this species can spice up our gardens or forests with pretty white flowers, food for wildlife, and just the right amount of danger.

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50 Stories: “Through Others; We Become What We Are Today” Watershed Forum Stories with Charlie Conklin

This month as part of our 50 stories for our 50th Anniversary, we are celebrating our upcoming Annual Watershed Forum while taking a look back at the past 15. The following audio clip is taken from an interview with Charlie Conklin. Charlie is a former Board Member, Watershed Forum planning team member, and long-time supporter, of the Alliance. Since being involved with the Alliance since the 90s, Charlie still names helping plan the Chesapeake Watershed Forum as one of his favorite memories. 

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50 Stories: Attending the Chesapeake Watershed Forum- Three Years as a Different Attendee

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Forum is a reminder to me, and so many others of why I joined the environmental field, and plan to stay in it for the entirety of my career. There is tough work to be done, but we stand a better chance at success when we come together. In my eyes, the Watershed Forum is the glue of the watershed.

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Wolf (Tree) Hunt Challenge

This autumn, the Alliance’s Forests Program is holding a competition in anticipation of our Halloween Forests for the Bats special: who can find the biggest, baddest wolf tree in the Chesapeake Bay watershed?! In addition to bragging rights, the champions will receive free Forests for the Bay gear!

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The Return of the Wapiti: Elk in the Chesapeake Bay

Catching a glimpse of an elk within the watershed is a memorable and uncommon experience due to elk’s limited range. Active management and research on elk populations allow hunters, tourists, and nature enthusiasts to hear the sound of a bull elk bugle today

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When should you plant native plants? Right now! Get your hands dirty this Fall planting these 5 native plants!

Fall is the best time to plant native plants. Here are 5 that we love and recommend for your gardens this Fall.

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The Heart(wood) of it All

Newest member of the Alliance’s Forests Team, Rebecca Lauver, reflects on a recent trip to Asheville, North Carolina and the history of logging in the United States.

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Monitor Moment: Kerry and Dave Harlan

Kerry and Dave enjoy visiting their monitoring sites year-round and getting to see the seasonal changes. They would encourage others to get involved in monitoring because collective efforts like RiverTrends will help us as a society understand trends and impacts within the Chesapeake Bay watershed that impact us all.

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Breakfast On The Bay: Live Tree Talk

A few weeks ago, I found myself chasing our Pennsylvania Forests Projects Manager, Ryan Davis, around one of the Alliance’s riparian forest buffers. Ryan was busy sharing a wealth of knowledge about our forests during what we call a Tree Talk, and I had the unique pleasure of filming him as the demonstration was streamed …

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Top Five Sounds in Nature

The natural world is filled with unique and beautiful sounds, but they are often drowned out by the sounds of civilization or simply ignored due to the nature of our fast-paced lives. Pennsylvania Forest Projects Coordinator, Jim Kauffman, writes about his top five favorite sounds in nature and encourages you to slow down and listen a little closer next time you’re outdoors.

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