RiverWise Communities

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. …

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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 and college …

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#MyBeautifulEarth

The Alliance works hard throughout the year planting trees, organizing trash cleanups, and engaging citizens, local governments and businesses to work towards a cleaner, healthier Chesapeake Bay. Your support helps us continue this vital work. Donate today to help get the job done! » Post by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

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Stormwater Sentries: New Stormwater Game for Earth Day

[imageframe link=”https://fcnp.com/2014/04/30/mason-city-partner-with-conservation-group-on-stormwater-game/” ] At a launch event for the video game Stormwater Sentries, released earlier this month on Facebook, teacher Jamie Lahy (left) and sophomores Max Loftis (center) and Sam Luten (right) played Stormwater Sentries. Photo courtesy of Falls Church News-Press.Richmond, Va. – April 21, 2014 – The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay,Timmons Group, and …

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New Website Helps Homeowners Eliminate Stormwater Runoff

New website provides easy to use information targeted to homeowners and includes helpful hints, technical specifications, illustrations, videos and other valuable resources. Visit at stormwater.allianceforthebay.orgAnnapolis, MD. (August 9, 2013)  The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) is pleased to launch an online resource dedicated to helping homeowners and businesses take charge of stormwater runoff. The Alliance’s …

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Turning A New Leaf Conservation Landscaping Conference

[two_fifth background_image=”https://www.allianceforthebay.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/osprey-landing-in-nest-with-fish_credit-paul-warren-2007_become-a-part-of-our-work_1.jpg” ] November 16 8am-6pm National Conservation Training Center 698 Conservation Ln, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 Register now for the Turning A New Leaf Conservation Landscaping Conference![one_fourth background_image=”https://www.allianceforthebay.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/osprey-landing-in-nest-with-fish_credit-paul-warren-2007_become-a-part-of-our-work_1.jpg” ][imageframe class=”acb-img-container float-right-container” ] KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Douglas W. Tallamy, PhD, University of Delaware PLENARY SPEAKER:  C. Colston Burrell, Native Landscape Design and Restoration This year, CCLC’s fifth Turning a New …

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Stormwater: Collaboration is Key

How rain turns into stormwater and the impact that stormwater has on our waterways is on the mind of local, state, and federal agencies as they struggle to meet EPA requirements to clean up the streams and rivers flowing to the Chesapeake Bay. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been working on several projects …

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[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.WEBCASTWednesday, 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 for the Chesapeake Bay Erin Ling, Virginia …

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East End Edible Rain Garden Project

A Neighborhood-Focused Approach to Stormwater Pollution Prevention NFWF presents funding for the Edible Rain Garden project.The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has partnered with Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT), a faith-based non-profit that serves at-risk youth in the East End of Richmond, to demonstrate how traditional rain gardens can be used to direct rainwater …

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Impacting Lives, Improving Water Quality in Richmond, VA

[two_fifth margin_top=”20px” class=”acb-img-container float-right-container” ] The Alliance has been working hard with partners and residents for the past three weeks to install 13 rain gardens and BayScapes for homeowners in the Bellemeade Community. This project is taking place as part of the larger Goode’s Creek Coalition’s Walkable Watershed Project. The Alliance has been partnered with the City …

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