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

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

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

Chesapeake RiverWise Congregations

Volunteers coming together before planting at All Saints Lutheran Church Written by Lou Etgen & Jodi Rose   One thing most have come to accept more and more in the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort is that future success will require broad support from and actions by all sectors of the Chesapeake Watershed

Everyone needs to participate for an environmentally just Bay

The idea of watershed stewardship — local citizens engaged in restoration — has never gotten enough credit as a means to achieving a healthy Chesapeake. Since the infancy of Bay restoration, the issues of habitat degradation, poor water quality and unsustainable fisheries, as well as forming the policies to address them, have drawn the attention

RiverWise Congregations Volunteer Planting Days

Monday, October 13, 2014 from 1pm – 4pm Cecil Memorial United Methodist Church 15 Parole Street, Annapolis, MD 21401   Monday, October 27, 2014 from 1pm – 4pm Mount Olive AME Church 2 Hicks Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 The RiverWise Congregations partnership will come together to celebrate the completion of two stormwater

Interfaith Leadership Forum on the Environment

Al Todd, Executive Director of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay participated in an Interfaith Leadership Forum on the Environment on January 10th.   The meeting brought together faith-based and environmental organizations in the Bay Region to discuss potential initiatives related to the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The imperative of stewardship of the