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

Decomposers: The Creepy Crawly Critters of our Chesapeake Forests

The giant stag beetle (Lucanus elaphus) is the largest insect in the US that requires dead wood. Its larvae are important decomposers of fallen logs. Photo by Michael Ulyshen, USFS It’s alive! The forest floor, that is. When walking through the woods we mostly see leaves, sticks, and other dead plant material on

Forests for the BATS, Part 1

The federally endangered Virginia Big-Eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus). Photo by Jesse De La Cruz Bats are typically associated with caves, attics, and Halloween, not trees. However, all 15 of the bat species within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed use forest habitat for breeding, foraging, and/or shelter. They are a critical part of forest

Alliance Board of Directors Adopt Diversity and Inclusion Resolution

Board Resolution on Building a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion* Whereas, A commitment to bringing a diversity of voices together to find solutions is central to the identity and strength of the Alliance. It is our belief that a broad base of participation, reflecting all segments of society, is needed to be successful in the

Wrapping Up Trees for Sacred Places Planting Season

The Maryland Office wrapped up its Trees for Sacred Places planting season this November. Throughout this past Fall, 737 native trees were planted at 16 Houses of Worship and hundreds of volunteers were engaged at educational workshops. The Trees for Sacred Places program was started over 3 years ago, and has planted 11,941 trees across the state of

Embracing a Conservation Mindset in the Foothills of Western Virginia with the Chesapeake Forest Fund

Tree planting on Ballina Farm. Lori Keenan and her family purchased their 234 acre farm in 1999. At the time, the family sought an escape from their residence in the middle of the bustling Washington, D.C. area. They found relief in the foothills of the Blue Ridge in nearby rural Virginia. Their family