Alliance Board Member, Gregory Wims: An Activist for Victim’s Right Foundation

Gregory (Greg) Wims is a local businessman and community activist who has been on the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Board of Directors for the past three years. Greg has occupied his time quarantining during COVID-19 by keeping himself busy with his day  job in construction, as well as with his volunteer activism work. In

Five Ways to Appreciate the Outdoors from Inside

Here are five ways to appreciate the outdoors from inside!   1.Wildlife Watching: Look out your window!   Photo by June Land The spring is a wonderful time to look out your window and admire the wildlife. Animals are coming out of hibernation and feeling active. Birds are probably waking you up in the

Three “Ask Me Anything” Videos from Alliance Staff

As Alliance staff continue to work from home, we have been exploring ways to share some of our expertise in new ways. One way that we have done this is through "Ask Me Anything" Facebook Live sessions.  Participants were able to take part in these virtual Q&A sessions to gain a deeper knowledge of the

Historic Bike Ride Through Talbot County

I’ve been isolating myself with my family at my parent’s house on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Our house is on Irish Creek, which is off the Choptank River. The town is “Royal Oak'', which is in between St. Michaels and Easton, two more popular towns in the area, all of which are in Talbot

April Quarantine Activity: Removing Spotted Lanternfly Eggs Before They Hatch

April showers bring...the Spotted Lanternfly? Unfortunately, yes. The arrival of warmer, Spring weather also means the arrival of Spotted Lanternfly as late April marks the beginning of the species’ egg hatching season. Originally from China, India, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was first found in the United States in 2014 in Berks

From the Desk of the Local Government Advisory Committee: Chair, Second Time Running!

LGAC Chair, Ann Simonetti and Governor Larry Hogan at the 2019 Chesapeake Executive Council Meeting in Oxon Hill, MD, on September 5, 2019 (Image by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program) As she happily enters into her second term as chair of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), Ann Simonetti, former councilmember to Marysville

Welcoming Two New Faces to the Alliance!

The Alliance is excised to welcome two new faces to the Alliance staff! Jordan Gochenaur joins the Alliance as our RiverSmart Program Assistant in our Washington, DC office. He has over seven years of experience working as a contractor for the RiverSmart program in DC. Jordan is excited to be on this side of the

Join the Alliance in Flattening the Curve of COVID-19

March 19, 2020 Dear Partners and Friends, In the blink of an eye it feels like the world around us has totally changed - spring is here and the nation is facing a pandemic crisis. Here at the Alliance, we are staying on top of the facts, and we are taking precautions to help flatten

Donor Testimonial: Susan Johnson

As a kid growing up in New Jersey, I was fortunate enough to be able to take family day trips “down the shore” and escape the heat of the summer in the Atlantic Ocean.  With my Dad at my side, I learned how to body surf and fish in the ocean when the blues were

New Year, New Board Leadership!

With a new year comes a new leadership slate for the Board of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay! At the conclusion of 2019, the Alliance had five Board Members conclude their terms. We are so grateful to Jenn Troy (MD), Jack Detweiler (PA), Jim Elliott (PA), and Steve Pattison (MD) for their six plus

Local Elected Officials Explore the Colors on the Creek!

Earlier this month, the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) was treated to a local gem nestled in Frederick, Maryland. Located within its downtown sector, Carroll Creek Linear Park is home to the Color on the Creek community waterway project that flows a quarter mile. It initially was part of a flood control plan built in

Touring A Local Organic Dairy Farm

At the beginning of November, Alliance staff took a field trip to Chestertown, Maryland to tour an organic dairy farm. Thanks to our friend Ron Ohrel from the American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), we were able to tour Fair Hill Farm, owned and operated by the Fry family. The farm produces about 40,000 pounds