We’re Busting Runoff!

This past fall, we launched a campaign to encourage people like you to take small steps to reduce the impact their yards and houses have on local waterways. Through an online contest we chose two properties to “crash” and install Bay-friendly landscaping. We had a great time getting our hands dirty!

[Webcast] Becoming RiverWise! An Introduction to Becoming a RiverWise Community

Becoming RiverWise! An Introduction To Becoming A RiverWise Community Forum attendees share a discussion on forest management strategies with the Alliance’s Chesapeake Forest team. WEBCAST Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 12:00 Pm EST – 1:30 Pm EST Cost: FREE Categories: 2015 Webcast Series Register Now! Registration Is Open And Required. SPEAKERS: Nissa Dean, Alliance

RiverSmart Bloomingdale Rebate Program Wraps Up 2015 With Biggest Project Yet

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church parking lot surface before pervious pavers were installed The 2015 RiverSmart Bloomingdale Rebate Program came to a close on September 30th, marking another successful year of capturing stormwater runoff from residential properties in Washington, D.C. and preventing polluted stormwater from entering local streams and rivers.  For two years,

RiverWise Congregations: Creating Environmental Stewards from Faithful Stewards

RiverWise Congregations is busy installing stormwater BMPs, including rain gardens and native plant gardens, at houses of worship throughout Anne Arundel County in Maryland. RiverWise Congregations, started in 2014, is an extension of the Alliances RiverWise Communities program and engages 20+ congregations in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and their members in the

Runoff Busters to Makeover Two Yards this fall: Applications now Open!

Calling all residents living in the Chesapeake Bay’s Middle James and Yellow Breeches watersheds!   The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Runoff Busters team is looking for homeowners / renters in the Middle James (Virginia) and Yellow Breeches (Pennsylvania) who want to help protect the Bay by welcoming our team and landscape

RiverWise Education and Children

How do we relate the importance of our environment to your daily actions? Are we teaching our children how to think of their actions as they relate to the health of our land and waters? How do we know what impact we have on environmental awareness in children?  Are we raising children who are

[Press Release] Richmond Area Tree Planting Grants Available

Urban Tree Canopy Initiative to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay (July 5, 2015 – Richmond, Virginia) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, through a joint venture with the Virginia Department of Forestry, announces a request for proposals for the development of the Richmond Urban Tree Canopy Initiative to improve water quality in the

Free Paver Materials!!! Act Now to Transform Your Space and Contribute to a Cleaner Chesapeake Bay!

Hurry...transform your concrete parking pad or patio into usable, livable, permeable green or grey space, and get your free permeable pavers today! DC homeowner yard being fitted with environmentally friendly pervious pavers. The deadline for the Bloomingdale Rebate Program is quickly approaching. All projects must be completed by September 21, 2015. 

2015 Stormy Awards!

On Tuesday April 7th, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay hosted the 5th annual Stormy Awards ceremony at the Annual Stormwater Partners Retreat in Shepherdstown, WV. The Stormy Award is given to the partners who submit the best short stormwater video. Stormwater Partners were invited to submit videos leading up to the Retreat. All

PICP Specialist Course

Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:00am-5:30pm District Department of the Environment 1200 First Street, NE Washington DC The Alliance is sponsoring a Permeable Interlocking Concrete Paver (PICP) Specialist training event in partnership with Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). The cost of this training event is discounted from

Spring Forward… and Catch the Return of DC’s Bloomingdale Rebate Program!

The RiverSmart Bloomingdale Rebate program is back and better than ever! Following the success of last year’s rebate program, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) has once again partnered with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to coordinate stormwater rebate projects on residential properties across the Bloomingdale Sewershed (land area in which the

Alliance Works at Byrd Elementary School for the Day

On Friday, January 16, 2015, Program Coordinator, Amy Robins and intern, Emily Clary, spent a day at Byrd Elementary School in Goochland, Virginia to discuss the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the importance of keeping the watershed healthy. Amy Robins presents to Byrd Elementary School class on the value of the Chesapeake watershed.