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New York plays a vital role in implementing upstream solutions for downstream issues.
Project Clean Stream (PCS) began in 2002, and since, tens of thousands of volunteers have helped pick up trash in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Volunteers are empowered with the agency to lead their stream cleanups and build a stronger sense of place in their communities.
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a homemade treat that you watched grow and worked hard to create at home. Homemade chokeberry jelly packs a healthy punch in a delicious package. Whether you spread it on bread or eat it right out of the jar, if you’re house is anything like ours, it will go quickly regardless of how you decide to enjoy it.
This past spring, the team celebrated the continued growth of the Sustainable Dairy PA partnership, a collaboration between the Alliance, the Hershey Company, and Land O’Lakes. About 15 Land O’Lakes and Hershey employees volunteered to plant 2.6 acres along a stream at a Land O’Lakes member farm.
When you think of bamboo you may think of giant pandas or red pandas and that makes perfect sense as the word ‘panda’ is thought to have come from the Nepalese words ‘nigalaya ponya’ translating to ‘bamboo eater’. Although you can find both beloved creatures in zoos or research institutions, like the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, there are no wild North American species that consume the invasive bamboo species.
The Alliance’s Washington, DC team had a very busy Earth Day this year! Instead of hosting our own event, we wanted to show support for local environmental community partners and chose to attend different events across the DC Metro Area to do so.
Over 500 of our friends and partners gathered across the watershed to enjoy our selection of inspiring, award-winning films. Your support of WSFF raised over $38,000 which continues to help us achieve our mission of restoring the lands and waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed!
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.
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.
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.