Chesapeake Watershed Forum

2020 Watershed Forum Session and Plenary Recordings

This year the Alliance celebrated its 15th Annual Watershed Forum! The Watershed Forum is a watershed-wide event reaching over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. We share successful tools and techniques, offer lessons and learnings from on-the-ground work, build capacities of local organizations, foster partnerships, educate on …

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Virtual Forum Experience

We are just under a week from the Alliance’s 15th annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum (October 29 – 30, 2020). This year’s Forum is fully virtual, which may be a new experience for many of this year’s attendees. Are you feeling a little underprepared when it comes to participating in this year’s Forum, or do you …

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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 When it comes to the Chesapeake Watershed Forum, your safety and comfort is our chief concern. It is with this in mind we announce our decision to move this year’s Forum online. While it disappoints us not to gather together in person, we know that …

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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 …

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Remember Why You Started

“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, I threw my ultra-lite fishing rod and a …

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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 is …

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2018 Chesapeake Forest Champions Award Winners

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the US Forest Service presented the 2018 Chesapeake Forest Champion Awards at the 13th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum in Shepherdstown, WV, attended by over 425 restoration and protection practitioners annually to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. This year’s honorees included Matt Keefer of Pennsylvania’s DCNR …

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My First Chesapeake Watershed Forum

The 2018 Chesapeake Watershed Forum was a whirlwind of workshops, socializing, getting lost in the yellow covered forest, and learning about what brings us all together. I am a Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) member at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. This meant that I was not only helping out with some of the organization …

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Celebrating A Dozen Chesapeake Watershed Forums

By Kate Fritz, Executive Director It always feels like returning home when I drive through the gates at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV. And this year was no different.   I calculated that this was the 9th Watershed Forum I had attended, and was my first as the Executive Director of …

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Chesapeake Forest Champions Honored for Efforts to Conserve and Restore Forests

Trees are our greatest allies in reducing the amount of pollution that enters our waterways and eventually the Chesapeake Bay. Forests provide clean water and air, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, help build resilient communities, and offer a host of other benefits. However, with an estimated loss of 100 acres of forest per day in the …

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