Supporting Our Partners

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Stakeholders’ Advisory Committee discusses the effects of tree loss on a local scale

The Stakeholders Advisory Committee consists of volunteers from across the Chesapeake Bay watershed who advise the Chesapeake Executive Council on the interests of communities and stakeholders. The committee learns and discusses state and local priorities related to water quality, living resources, wildlife habitats, community engagement and other priorities outlined in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

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A Native Chesapeake Plant Can Prevent Your Poison Ivy Rash

Growing anywhere from two to five feet tall, jewelweed is a natural remedy to poison ivy—if you can catch it quickly enough.

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Expanding Conservation on Farms in the Octoraro Creek Watershed

In fall of 2020, TeamAg introduced us to a small Amish dairy farm in the Octoraro watershed. Take a look at the exciting agriculture Best Management Practices we’ve been installing there.

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A conversation with the leadership of the Citizens Advisory Committee

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of volunteers representing communities and stakeholders from across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and is divided into three subcommittees. We interviewed the chair of each subcommittee to learn more about the expertise they bring to the CAC and how their unique panel is helping to restore the Bay!

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When You’re Feeling Blue, Think Native Plants

Alliance staff, Jamie Alberti, loves to surround herself with blues, and that includes her outdoor space. If you’d like to add a little dash of blue to your gardens, consider her top five favorite blue native plants!

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Local governments plan for resilient communities

Annual Local Government Forum convened local decision-makers and climate experts to discuss resiliency planning.

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Taking Steps Toward Equitable Funding Throughout the Watershed

On September 15th, 2022, the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) hosted a panel discussion on equitable access to grant funding during its quarterly meeting in Washington, DC.

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Attend Chesapeake Watershed Forum Virtually

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 17th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum will be held in person at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV, November 4 – 6, 2022. This watershed-wide event reaches over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. We share successful tools and techniques, offer lessons …

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Fall Gardening Tips & Tricks

It’s fall, and that means falling leaves, plants heading into dormancy, and the opportunity to fill out your garden. Refresh your autumn gardening knowledge with our Fall Care Tips!

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Citizens Advisory Committee Discusses a Sunny Future in the Chesapeake

On May 18th and 19th, 2022, the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) held its quarterly meeting in Ellicott City, Maryland, to discuss large-scale solar development in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. CAC is a group of volunteers representing communities and stakeholder from across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, that advises the leadership of the Chesapeake Bay Program …

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