Working Together to Strengthen DC’s Green Job Workforce

“No other city that I know of has convened a meeting like this,” expressed Andrew Moore of the National League of Cities, commenting on the DC Workforce Development and Green Jobs Roundtable that was created by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in partnership with the Department of Energy and Environment and the National League

BWISE in Action

Since September, field trips for Henrico County 6th graders to Maymont have continued to be a great success. As part of the BWISE (Bay Watershed in Science and Education) program, students have been exploring the concept of watershed through hands-on testing of the Maymont creeks and participating in history, art and math stations. Enjoy this video that highlights all the great work done this Fall!

Alliance Hosts Green Infrastructure Trainings en Español!

During September, the Alliance hosted two green infrastructure trainings taught entirely in Spanish. Through key partnerships with DC’s Department of Energy and the Environment and the non-profit EcoLatinos, participants at both the rain barrel and rain garden trainings were able to leave with increased stormwater knowledge, technical know-how for the successful installation of stormwater best

6th Graders Learn About the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Alliance is proud to be a partner in BWISE (Bay Watershed in Science Education)! In addition to training teachers this summer in MWEE (Meaningful Watershed Education Experience), the program recently connected students with Virginia Public Media and Light House Studio to create their own videos. 

Summer Learning for Teachers

August is often the time of year when teachers attend professional development trainings to prepare them for the upcoming school year. For Henrico County middle school teachers involved in Bay Watershed in Science Education (BWISE) project, this training took place at Maymont park on August 6 and August 7.  

Creating An Environmental Education Certification Program in Virginia

Do you know what it takes to be an environmental educator in the state of Virginia? Neither do I! But thanks to a dedicated group of individuals from across the state, it will soon be crystal clear. In 2017, I joined the Virginia Association of Environmental Educators (VAEE).  In the past, I have taught 3rd

Church and Partners Complete Project for Cleaner Water, Less Flooding At Historical Cemetery

Press Release  Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 Asbury Broadneck United Methodist Church Media Contact: Mattie Wallace Email: asburybroadneck1@aol.com Office: 410-757-2995 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Church and Partners Complete Project for Cleaner Water, Less Flooding At Historical Cemetery Ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference to

2019 READY A Great Success in Pennsylvania

The Alliance Pennsylvania office finished up their 2019 READY Program season on Thursday, April 25th. The READY program helps connect young adults looking for a career change or a new beginning in conservation landscaping in urban and rural settings. This year’s program was a great success! The mighty crew of four young adults assisted with

Earth Month & National Volunteer Month at The Alliance

April was a big month at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay between Earth Month and National Volunteer Month! On Saturday, April 27th staff tabled at events all around the watershed — ranging from working with kids to plant seedlings at Quiet Water Park in Annapolis, MD, to providing a professional development training for teachers

Binford Middle School Project Honored for its Creativity

Taking a School by Storm, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay's schoolyard retrofit project at Binford Middle School in Richmond, VA, received an honorable mention in the Ultra-Urban category for the 2019 Best Urban Best Management Practice in the Bay Award (BUBBA) contest! This contest is held annually by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network, and the

A Native Plant Meditation Garden at Faith Community Baptist Church

In May 2018, the Alliance began working with Faith Community Baptist Church in Richmond, VA  on a project to create a community garden on its property to battle food insecurity and help preserve the James River watershed. In addition to the community garden, we've helped implement a new rainwater harvesting system and a rain garden

Project Highlight: Covington Road Tree Planting

On a cold, rainy Richmond day in February, dozens of Alliance volunteers rallied together for a planting day! Volunteers planted over 50 native trees in a riparian area along Reedy Creek in Richmond, VA. Partners involved in making the event a success were Reedy Creek Coalition, Richmond VA Parks and Rec, and Richmond Tree Stewards.