Alliance Executive Director and Chesapeake Advisory Committee Chairs Meet With Maryland Governor Hogan

On June 11, 2019, Governor Larry Hogan met with the Chairs of the three Chesapeake Advisory Committees to hear their annual recommendations and priorities. Ann Simonetti, Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), Matt Ehrhart, Citizens Advisory Committee, and Dr. Lisa Wainger (past chair), Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), plus essential

Introducing the Local Leadership Workgroup

Formed out of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement’s goal to engage local leaders, the Local Leadership Workgroup (LLWG) seeks to enhance the knowledge capacity of local elected officials as well as other local leaders throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Operating out of the Chesapeake Bay Program, the Workgroup works closely with the Local Government Advisory Committee

Welcoming New LGAC Members!

The Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council is pleased to welcome two new Maryland members, Ms. Patrice Bubar and Mayor Jacob Day, appointed by Governor Larry Hogan.  Both members were officially introduced to LGAC at their meeting in June. Patrice and Jacob join Sheila Finlayson, Alderwoman, City of Annapolis, Ronald Fithian, Commissioner,

Local Elected Officials Visit the Turtle Creek Watershed!

Photo caption: Turtle Creek Members of the Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council (LGAC) had the pleasure of visiting Lewisburg, PA last month, during their quarterly meeting, to explore the rural site of Turtle Creek. The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (NPC) in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP),

A Glimpse into the Local Government Advisory Committee’s Quarterly Meeting

Broad Creek featuring the Villas in the background The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) to the Chesapeake Executive Council made its first visit to Delaware this past March, meeting in the Town of Laurel. LGAC had the pleasure of experiencing the Eastern Shore by taking an interactive dive into the Town of Laurel

Leading Ladies of the Local Government Advisory Committee: Celebrating Women’s History Month

The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) is comprised of 20 elected officials across the Chesapeake Bay and its watersheds. Members of LGAC work closely to further engage their local governments, and develop and implement beneficial environmental strategies within and around their communities. There are seven women in LGAC who are not only leaders within the

Workshop: Strategies For Financing Your Stormwater Program

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Capital Region Council of Governments, and Environmental Finance Center will offer a workshop titled Strategies for Financing your Stormwater Program in Dauphin County, PA. The workshop is geared towards MS4 managers, municipal staff, engineers, elected officials, and anyone else working in stormwater. Presentations will include an introduction to stormwater

Alliance Celebrates Local Watersheds at Hampden Watershed Festival

Through a grant partnership that includes the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and Hampden Township, the Alliance’s Pennsylvania office hosted a Watershed Festival on Tuesday, June 14th at the Hampden Township Park. The festival celebrated the local Conodoguinet Creek and Yellow Breeches Creek, as well as a newly installed native meadow swale, an example of

Hampden Township Watershed Festival

Tuesday, June 14th 5-8 p.m. Hampden Park 5002 Hampden Park Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will co-host the Hampden Township Watershed Festival, a FREE, family-friendly event celebrating the Yellow Breeches and Conodoguinet Creeks. Activities include interactive watershed models, a rain barrel display, an environmental trivia hunt, door prizes,

Partners launch the Care for Blair County Water website

The website highlights 12 different community “roles”, and the actions each can take in protecting nature and local waterways. In partnership with the Blair County Conservation District, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has developed the educational website www.cleanblairwater.org to teach Blair County, PA residents about water quality and their local watersheds.   What are the

Healthy Watersheds Tour brings Blair Stormwater Professionals to Lancaster Area

At Landis Homes, a naturalized stormwater conveyance system offers habitat benefits as well as water quality improvement. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay partnered with LandStudies Inc. to host a tour of innovative green infrastructure sites throughout Lancaster County, PA on June 30th. The three-year program is an effort generously funded by the

Alliance & Partners Prepare for Upcoming Workshops in Blair County, PA

The Alliance and its partners are planning five workshops and a field trip to assist the communities of Blair County, Pennsylvania with incorporating green infrastructure solutions in their stormwater management programs. These workshops are part of the larger Alliance program “Building Green Infrastructure in Blair County, Pennsylvania,” generously funded by the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship