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.

Engaging Young Community Members in Richmond

Thanks to funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Alliance has partnered with Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT), the Center for Watershed Protection and Sustainable Chesapeake to engage local youth in integrating edible gardens with stormwater reduction practices in the East End of Richmond. CHAT recruits local high school students

Alliance Receives Funding to Install Native Gardens

Do you live in the Yellow Breeches or James River watersheds? If so, you don’t want to miss this opportunity! The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay could pay for up to 80% of the cost to landscaping your yard! The Alliance is offering this assistance as part of its Reduce Your Stormwater program to

RiverWise Congregations Tour

On Sunday, June 12th Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, in partnership with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy, hosted a driving tour and blessing of three RiverWise Congregations in Anne Arundel County. The public was invited to visit these houses of worship for the opportunity

Spring 2016 RiverSmart Rain Garden Contractor Training

Image courtesy of Arthur Kay. The next free rain garden training for local landscape contractors will be held on Wednesday, June 8, and Thursday, June 9, 2016.  (In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for the field session is Tuesday, June 14th). Who is eligible to attend? Everyone. You do not need previous experience

New Online Yard Design Tool Helps You “Reduce Your Stormwater”

One of 20 garden templates available in the tool. Each template can be designed as a Conservation Landscape or a Rain Garden. With the arrival of spring, the Alliance has launched a new online Yard Design Tool that helps property owners in the Chesapeake Bay watershed create personalized planting plans for their

READY is Moving Upstream to Pennsylvania!

More vibrant communities with beautiful green infrastructure and “green” summer jobs for youth is the vision of the Alliance newest program in Pennsylvania.  Alliance staff have started planning READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) in Lancaster City with a strong network of city organizations.  The goal is to have an implementation plan completed by