Forest Restoration

Whine, Cheese and Mud Horse Social Hour #2

Thursday, October 4th,  10:30 am — 1:30 p.m. Wilson College Science Center 1015 Philadelphia Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201 If you keep any manure-producing animals—even one horse in your backyard—you are now required to have a manure management plan in Pennsylvania.  But that doesn’t mean it has to be a difficult task. The Alliance for the …

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Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Leadership Summit

On Thursday, June 19, federal, state and non-profit partners kicked off an initiative to accelerate the implementation of riparian forest buffers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Leadership Summit included discussions on the unique value of riparian forests in water quality and stream health, the importance of forest buffer goals set …

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TreeVitalize Streams Successfully Launched

The Alliance Pennsylvania office has had a busy year in successfully launching the TreeVitalize Streams program. Nearly 1500 trees have been planted in these Susquehanna River watersheds: Little Conestoga, Little Swatara, Letort, Mud Run, Pequea; and the West Branch of the Susquehanna. To date nearly 500 volunteers have either participated in buffer training workshops; involved in …

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Tree Up: Community Tree Plantings in Baltimore

[two_fifth margin_top=”20px” ][imageframe link=”http://treebaltimore.org/tree-updv-p-text” ] The Social Marketing Plan from TreeBaltimore, Tree Up, is a new way to reach non-traditional audiences in the Baltimore community with our tree planting message. Tree Ups are themed social events organized all over Baltimore where participants can have some fun and give back to the city by planting a …

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Alliance Convenes Riparian Forest Leadership Summit

[fullwidth background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”” padding_right=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” ]USDA Pledges $5M For Bay Watershed PartnershipsPress release from USDA website: http://1.usa.gov/1lGztDk Photographs not included in original press release. Learn more about the summit, including presentation slides and photographs at: Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer …

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[Press Release] Local Farm takes action to benefit the Chesapeake watershed through partnership with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Norfolk Southern Foundation

[title size=”3″ ]Tree Planting Along St. James Run Is Part Of Larger Effort To Help Farmers Restore Streamside Forestbuffers Along Working Lands Photo Caption: Spielman Farm owner Jim Clement, center, meets with representatives of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Norfolk Southern along stream where new trees will be planted in a joint conservation …

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Nominate a Chesapeake Forest Champion 2014

2014 Chesapeake Forest Champion contest seeks nominations.[imageframe class=”acb-img-float-right” ] The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay with support from the U.S. Forest Service is soliciting nominations for their annual Chesapeake Forest Champions contest. Forests provide clean water and air, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and a host of other benefits to people. In rural and urban areas …

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Keeping the Mighty Oaks

As spring finally arrived with its much-anticipated warmth and vibrant color, our oaks, the grand statesmen of our eastern deciduous forests, again waited patiently to break dormancy. It is as if they somehow understand their significance while choosing to remain wise and humble. Oaks (genus Quercus) have served a prominent role in our landscape for …

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[Press Release] USDA Provides Funding for Farm and Forest Conservation

[title class=”acb-page-content-subtitle ” ]Alliance Partnership Will Help Improve Local Drinking Water And The Chesapeake BayANNAPOLIS, MD, January 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service has awarded the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay $1.5 million in federal financial and technical assistance through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Alliance with its partners Stroud …

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[Press Release] USDA Regional Conservation Program Supports Farm and Forest Conservation

[title size=”3″ class=”acb-page-content-title” ]Alliance Partnership Will Help Improve Local Drinking Water And The Chesapeake Bay Alliance Executive Director Al Todd discusses Mason-Dixon Lands Partnership Project at gathering on Terra Rubra Farm in Keymar, MD to celebrate new USDA Regional Conservation Partnerships Program.[three_fifth class=”acb-img-content-wrap” ]Carroll County, MD, May 6, 2015 – The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay gathered …

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