2014 Cleanups Set New Records – 425,000 Pounds of Trash!

This year (2014) marked another record setting year for Project Clean Stream. With over 7,000 volunteers at 250 cleanup sites we were able to bring in over 425,000 lbs of trash! As we continue to grow each year, it’s essential to thank our sponsors and volunteers. Read Our Volunteer Thank-You Project Clean Stream

Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit

Friday, May 16, 2014, 9 am – 2.30 pm Anacostia Park, Section ESoutheast Washington, DC The Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit is a city-wide showcase that spotlights youth voice, demonstrates environmental literacy, and encourages stewardship for the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay; sponsored by the District Department of the Environment (DDoE), Watershed Protection Division,

York RiverTrends & Save our Streams Water Quality Monitoring Training

April 26, 2014 9am to 5pm York River State Park 9801 York River Park Rd Williamsburg, VA 23188 Are you interested in learning more about your local stream? We need volunteers to collect important data on streams in the York River watershed tidal area. We will provide training and supplies, all you have

#MyBeautifulEarth

The Alliance works hard throughout the year planting trees, organizing trash cleanups, and engaging citizens, local governments and businesses to work towards a cleaner, healthier Chesapeake Bay. Your support helps us continue this vital work.   Donate today to help get the job done! »   Post by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

Thank you for attending the Chesapeake Business Forum!

Dear Chesapeake Business Forum Participants,   Thank you for attending the first Chesapeake Business Forum. Our goal was to hold an event that was informative and practical; providing opportunities for businesses to share information and discuss needs and opportunities that would help us work together.  Your attendance, participation, and thoughtful input made

Business Leaders Discuss Bay Restoration at Forum

On March 27th, 2014 the Alliance hosted its premier Chesapeake Business Forum at the Dominion Technical Center at Innsbrook.  The event was the culmination of years of discussions about how to invite the business community to have a larger, more visible and prominent role in the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort. Since the Businesses For

Can you give a day to your local stream?

Over the last few months, working for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, I have had a chance to experience how local watershed and citizen groups and volunteers work together and respond to a cause like Project Clean Stream. Our partners, local and regional groups like Blue Water Baltimore, the Sassafras River

Lynchburg RiverTrends Water Monitoring Training

Saturday, April 19, 2014 9am to 1pm Riveredge Park Amherst County, VA   Are you interested in learning more about your local stream? We need volunteers to collect important data on streams in the James River watershed around Lynchburg, VA. We will provide training and supplies, all you have to do is commit to

Richmond RiverTrends Water Monitoring Training

Saturday, March 22, 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 the

Become A Steward of the Environment

With the start of the new year, I believe in the philosophy that satisfaction and happiness come from expanding our individual circles of involvement and influence. The more things that we care about and participate in, the broader our world becomes. We can be proud of work that enhances the quality of our

Chesapeake Business Forum 2014

Click here: For more information about Businesses for the Bay Thursday March 27, 2014, 9am – 3pm Dominion Innsbrook Center At Glen Allen Richmond, VA Business Has An Important Role To Play! The Chesapeake Business Forum will provide a unique opportunity for business leaders to come together and discuss

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Citizen Stewardship

Volunteers & Alliance staff after the tree planting at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Fall 2013. I love the phrase, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”   Peter Levine, who wrote a book of the same name on civic renewal, cites the origin of this phrase in the poetry of