Chesapeake Watershed Forum Goes Virtual

The 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum "Climate Resiliency in a Changing Chesapeake Watershed" Late October 2020 (dates coming soon!) // Online The 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum is held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., on Nov. 15, 2019. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program) When it comes to the Chesapeake Watershed Forum, your safety and comfort is our chief

Now Accepting Proposals for 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum

The 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee is now accepting submissions for both classroom sessions and intensive seminars.  The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will hold the 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum on October 30 - November 1, 2020 in Shepherdstown, WV. This watershed-wide event reaches over 400 restoration and conservation practitioners annually to inspire and empower local action

More Trees, Please!

Over the course of two days, 100+ professionals from across the Chesapeake Bay watershed gathered for the second Urban Tree Canopy Summit, held at the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge in Laurel, Maryland on January 14 and 15. There were many objectives of the summit, including: Build a broad base of knowledge of the newer opportunities available

Southern Maryland Habitat Forum: Finding Common Ground

On Monday, December 9th leaders throughout Southern Maryland gathered at Serenity Farms in Benedict, Maryland to discuss the unique habitats in the region. The forum was organized by the Alliance and sponsored by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. In total 37 individuals from non-profit, government, and for-profit organizations attended from Calvert, St Mary’s, and

Remember Why You Started

Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program “Remember Why You Started.” Those are the words on a hand-drawn poster near the top of the Chesapeake Watershed Forum’s website. “Sure, I remember why I started.” I thought as I packed our bags in advance of a planned weekend in West Virginia. Just for good measure,

Tour Convenes Virginia’s Elected Officials to Learn About Priorities of Coastal Communities

Press Release Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Tour Convenes Virginia’s Elected Officials to Learn About Priorities of Coastal Communities An Opportunity to Showcase Virginia’s Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay to Locally Elected Officials Annapolis, MD (November 22, 2019) The Virginia delegation of the Local Government Advisory

How to Get the Most Out of Your Forum Experience

In just over a week, more than 400 impassioned people will congregate at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV for the 14th annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum. My hope is that for everyone attending, this weekend inspires and empowers them to take local action towards clean water. If you are attending, it

Working Together to Strengthen DC’s Green Job Workforce

“No other city that I know of has convened a meeting like this,” expressed Andrew Moore of the National League of Cities, commenting on the DC Workforce Development and Green Jobs Roundtable that was created by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in partnership with the Department of Energy and Environment and the National League

More Money, More Monitoring

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay hosted the 2019 Virginia Citizens for Water Quality Summit on October 19th, in Ashland, VA as a Forum Plus event. The summit's theme was "More Money, More Monitoring" and focused on creating diverse partnerships in order to expand monitoring efforts throughout the Commonwealth.

The Local Government Advisory Committee Wanders Virginia’s Waterways!

The Virginia Delegation of LGAC from left to right: Andria McClellan, Ruby Brabo, Richard Baugh, and Jasmine Gore The Virginia delegation of the Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council was pleased to host its first ever bus tour entitled Wandering Virginia’s Waterways last week! Virginia LGAC members: Richard Baugh, Councilmember,

2019’s Local Government Forum: Stormwater & Green Infrastructure Workforce Development

The 2019 Local Government Forum led by Kate Fritz, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), in conjunction with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), held its 2019 Local Government Forum on September 11th, 2019 at the National Conservation and Training

3rd Annual Sportsmen’s Forum

On Friday, September 20th the Alliance hosted our 3rd annual Sportsmen's Forum at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area outside of Lancaster, PA. It was a successful day full of presentations and discussions from both conservationists and sportsmen and women. The day even included a much needed ice cream break thanks to Turkey Hill Dairy! Presentations