America Recycles Day Reminds Us to Reduce & Reuse First

There is increasing general awareness that plastics cause problems. We see them clogging our waterways, swirling around in the ocean, and even entering digestive systems of humans and other animals. We are told to recycle, that recycling eliminates the problem, and once a piece of plastic leaves our hand and falls into the recycling bin,

Celebrating Carol Newill, A Project Clean Stream Champion

Carol Newill in the center with a volunteer group during a Project Clean Stream event While Project Clean Stream (PCS) is rescheduled for the fall , that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating our past accomplishments and planning ahead for future events.  We thought this would be the perfect time to recognize our incredible

An Act of Faith on the Anacostia River

On a beautiful and sunny Saturday morning, a group of 45 volunteers gathered on a foot bridge spanning the Anacostia River in Washington, DC. Members of the group EcoSikh had met, passing around trash bags and gloves, to collect trash from Heritage and Kingman Islands as part of the Alliance’s Project Clean Stream initiative. Before

Halfway Through My Chesapeake Conservation Corps Internship

My first community tree planting in Camp Springs in Prince George's County, MD. This month marks the half way point in my year long internship with the Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC), which is a great time for reflection on my work so far and a cause for celebration looking forward to my end

Project Clean Stream: Engaging Businesses and Making a Splash in Local Communities

Every spring, local waterways and woodlands receive a clean start as thousands of volunteers come together for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream, the largest annual volunteer cleanup event in the Chesapeake Bay region. This year, Project Clean Stream officially kicks off on April 1, 2017 for its 14th year of bringing

Leap Day for the Bay

This Leap Day support the expansion of Project Clean Stream with a small donation of $2.29! Spring is approaching (we promise!). You are sure to spend more time outside enjoying the great outdoors. Help make it a more beautiful and blooming environment by supporting Project Clean Stream! Donate Now – $2.29, $22.90…help us

Project Clean Stream 2016

Join us this Spring! Sign up to Volunteer! The Alliance and Moms Organic Market volunteers in 2015. Local streams and woodlands receive a clean start every spring as thousands of volunteers come out for Project Clean Stream, one of the largest cleanup events in the Chesapeake Bay region. Every year, the Project Clean Stream

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

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

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,

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