Project Clean Stream is Back for 2023

Every year, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to pick up trash from local streams, creeks, rivers, parks, and neighborhoods as part of the Alliance’s Project Clean Stream.

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Bringing Sustainable Practices to Local Dairy Farms

As we continue to support farmers, the Agriculture Team is learning and researching more about sustainable practices that can support our local farming communities. Many of the practices have both water and climate change mitigation benefits. In particular, nature-based practices such as riparian forest buffers, vegetative environmental buffers, and silvopasture are among the most cost-effective practices.

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Thank You for an Impactful 2022

As we kick off 2023, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all of the accomplishments you helped us achieve last year. By collaborating with like-minded individuals like you, our team worked around the watershed in 2022 to prevent pollution and accelerate clean water in our Chesapeake communities.

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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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Thanks for 12 Great Years, Eastport!

Our Maryland office has called 501 6th Street in the Eastport community home for the last 12 years. As our headquarters, the building has been a central gathering place for staff, Board, volunteers, community members, partners, and so many more.

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For Our Forests: 29,071 Trees to be Planted this Fall

Each Spring and Fall, Alliance staff work tirelessly to plant thousands of trees throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The goal is to reforest as much of the watershed as possible for our forests, for our streams, and for our future. Many of these reforestation projects are riparian forest buffers, which are areas of land adjacent to a stream containing native trees and shrubs.

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Celebrating the Career of a Chesapeake Conservation Pioneer

On November 21st, Ann Swanson, long-time Chair of the tri-state Chesapeake Bay Commission, retired from her position. She has made a massive impact on the Chesapeake Bay during her career, working closely with the Alliance as we became the leading convener of voices throughout the watershed. Ann’s guidance has helped the Commission guide state legislation in Pennsylvania, Maryland,, and Virginia to restore the Chesapeake watershed.

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We’re grateful for the Chesapeake and YOU!

Dear Alliance family and friends, As 2022 comes to a close and we begin to reflect on all that we’ve achieved and the things we’re thankful for, one thing is clear, you have helped us achieve so much this year! This has been an exciting year for our team. The Alliance continues to strategically grow …

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How to Get the Most Out of Your 2022 Watershed Forum Experience

The Forum Planning team is excited to welcome some of you to the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) this week! The 2022 Watershed Forum will begin on Friday, November 4 at 10:30 AM. More than 400 environmental enthusiasts will congregate, and we hope everyone attending feels inspired and empowered to take action toward clean water. …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Volunteering

For me, and of course countless other people, March of 2020 was unprecedented. My workplace shut down; my job was put on hold. At the time, I was living with my parents, who had their hands full as essential workers. I sat at home and felt useless, lost, and scared. So I did what I …

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