Project Clean Stream, Breaking Barriers and Engaging Communities

This spring the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay held its 12th annual Project Clean Stream bringing together communities and watershed organizations for stream and neighborhood cleanups throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Project Clean Stream is an annual stream cleanup that gets volunteers involved with their local neighborhood and the environment and builds personal stewardship

Reducing Common Litter with Ashtrays

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Annapolis Green were awarded a grant from Keep America Beautiful this spring to work to decrease cigarette litter throughout Annapolis. Working through the Alliance’s Project Clean Stream scope to decrease litter throughout the Chesapeake Bay, this grant will help install 7 cigarette receptacles and start a research

[Press Release] Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announces new Business Partnerships Manager

Position Will Support The Alliance’s Businesses For The Bay ANNAPOLIS, MD, May 2015 – The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announced today that Corinne Stephens will join the organization as its Business Partnerships Manager. Beginning May 11, Stephens will have responsibility for developing and managing the Alliance’s innovative Businesses for the Bay

Green Drinks: Homestead Gardens

Thursday, March 19 5:30-7:30pm Homestead Gardens 743 West Central Avenue Davidsonville, Maryland   The Alliance is this month’s Green Drinks sponsor!   Join the Alliance and Annapolis Green to rub shoulders with other environmental professionals, support Project Clean Stream, and see Homestead Gardens’ Celebrate Maryland 2015 Flower Show!   Green Drinks is a happy

New Smartphone App Lets You Collect & Share Catch Data – for Fun & Conservation!

The following is an excerpt from Chesapeake Catch Press Release by The Hatcher Group   21 April 2015   With the opening day of rockfish season upon us, recreational fishing and conservation organizations are urging Maryland anglers to use a new website and smartphone app to record their catch and share important data about

Plastic Bag Ban(dwagon)

This fall, media has been abuzz on plastics polluting our natural resources and it begs the question: are we doing enough on this front for the Chesapeake watershed?   California became the first state to ban plastic bags from being offered in retail stores across the state in late September. In the Chesapeake watershed,

Virginia Citizens for Water Quality Collaborate at Annual Summit

On November 8, the 2014 VCWQ Annual Summit brought together 60 attendees to focus on successful programs and projects to help clean Virginia’s waterways. One highlight of the summit was a presentation on a new approach to denitrification by two Freeman High School students, Colin Fenster and Jack Lohmann. Their novel multi-stage denitrification

Richmond RiverTrends Water Quality Monitoring Training

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 9am to Noon Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant Training Room 1400 Brander St. Richmond VA 23224 Are you interested in learning more about your local stream? We need volunteers to collect important data on streams in Richmond, Virginia. We will provide training and supplies, all you have to do is commit to attending

Goose Creek Report Card 2013

Download the Goose Creek Report Card, 2013. The Goose Creek Association and Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay have published the 2013 Goose Creek Report Card. The water quality in the Goose Creek watershed, a tributary to the Potomac River, is graded as pretty good. The “cleanliness” of the creek can be attributed

Chesapeake Business Forum Report

Dear Chesapeake Business Forum Participants,   Thank you for attending the first Chesapeake Business Forum and contributing your valuable insights and desires for future partnerships.   We have been working to synthesize the input received and plan the next steps in the process of redefining and energizing an alliance of businesses to

Environmental Stewardship with Businesses

Project Clean Stream volunteer Shalisa Hutt poses with her daugher and nephews during cleanup of the Coty Cox Branch of the Wicomico River in Salisbury, Md. Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program. Project Clean Stream had an amazing turnout for 2014! This year 7,500 volunteers helped restore over 260 sites in the

20 New Monitoring Sites Added in Virginia

Volunteers and staff at the Richmond training We’re thrilled to announce that we have added 20 new monitoring sites to our RiverTrends program. This spring, we trained new volunteers in the Richmond, Lynchburg, and tidal York areas to collect water quality data through our RiverTrends program. In Richmond, we partnered with the City