Oysters in Your Backyard

“I now have a bat house, a duck house, and essentially an oyster house.” -My dad, after we finished putting the oysters in off our dock. After about 20 years of living on the Eastern Shore, my dad has grown a fondness for the wildlife in the area. In October I wrote an article titled,

Earth Month & National Volunteer Month at The Alliance

April was a big month at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay between Earth Month and National Volunteer Month! On Saturday, April 27th staff tabled at events all around the watershed — ranging from working with kids to plant seedlings at Quiet Water Park in Annapolis, MD, to providing a professional development training for teachers

A Glimpse into the Local Government Advisory Committee’s Quarterly Meeting

Broad Creek featuring the Villas in the background The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) to the Chesapeake Executive Council made its first visit to Delaware this past March, meeting in the Town of Laurel. LGAC had the pleasure of experiencing the Eastern Shore by taking an interactive dive into the Town of Laurel

Winter Watershed Activities to Get You Through the Cold Months

Don’t let the cold weather get you down! The Chesapeake Bay watershed has plenty of activities and beauty to experience even when it seems impossible to leave the house. Check out a few ways to break your cabin fever. 1. Visit a Maritime Museum: There are plenty of Maritime Museums within the watershed that are

Coal Ash Debated Among 8th Graders as part of the Alliance’s RiverWise Schools Program

At the end of the summer, following the installation of the permeable pavement and rainwater harvesting sculpture at Binford Middle School in Richmond, Virginia, 8th grade science teacher, Brendan Trache approached Meredeth Dash about an idea for a project and asked if she would be willing to collaborate. Meredeth Dash, the Alliance's Program Coordinator for

Four Simple Ways to Greenify your Office in 2019

It is easy during the hustle and bustle of your everyday life at the office to not think twice before throwing away something that could have been recycled. While it may seem like a hassle to make your office “green,” here are four simple steps your office can take to help improve your carbon footprint

Remi’s Internship Reflection

Now that my time as the DC Graphic Design Intern for the Alliance is coming to its close, I can honestly say that I enjoyed every single minute of it. I started in July earlier this year, and I was actually a pretty nervous wreck, but when I came in for the orientation at the

Press Release: Taste of the Chesapeake Rescheduled

Press Release Media Contact: Mary-Angela Hardwick Email: mhardwick@allianceforthebay.org Cell: 267-481-5288 Office: 443-949-0575 Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Reschedules 2018 Taste of the Chesapeake event  (September 11, 2018 - Annapolis, MD) Due to the projected ​impacts to Maryland and Virginia from Hurricane Florence and the concern for the safety of our guests, ​the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Multimedia Intern – CBP Communications

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: CBP Communications - Multimedia Intern The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay seeks a Multimedia Intern for its Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Communications Office in Annapolis, Maryland. This is summer 2018 position. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 13, 2018. Project Description: The CBP Communications Office uses photography, video and text to produce original

10 Ways You Can Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

Phragmites is an invasive perennial plant with feathery plumes at the top of tall, stiff stalks. It grows in wetlands, along roadsides and along shorelines throughout the Bay watershed. 1. Clean your hiking and fishing gear While you may just be trying to take a leisurely hike through your nearest trail, or catch

Chesapeake Forest Champions Honored for Efforts to Conserve and Restore Forests

From left to right: Craig Highfield, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay; Jenny McGarvey, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay; Judy Okay; Kris West, Finger Lakes Land Trust; Jed Shilling; Sally Claggett, USDA Forest Service. Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program Trees are our greatest allies in reducing the amount of pollution that enters our

Don’t Let Invasive Plants “Return From the Dead”!

Mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata), oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus), and Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) swallowing up a pine in York County, PA. You could be next! Photo by Ryan Davis Invasive plants have a lot in common with zombies. They’re dangerous, hard to dispatch, and have a tendency to surround and overwhelm even the most