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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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Newt Cam

  Have you ever wondered what a tree planting looks like from a dog’s perspective? Alliance Forests team member Ryan Davis’ beloved beagle, Newt, is an occasional guest at our volunteer tree plantings. Our volunteers love Newt, and she loves our volunteers! Follow along with #NewtCam as she gives us a tour of a volunteer …

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Plant a tree. Pick up some litter. Grow a rain garden.

On the northwest edge of Lancaster, framed by PA-283 and a set of railroad tracks and nestled next to Little Conestoga Creek sits a historic mill from the 1800s. On the other side of the creek past a footbridge, you can see hundreds of green tubes planted in neat rows out of which little saplings …

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Attend Chesapeake Watershed Forum Virtually

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 17th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum will be held in person at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV, November 4 – 6, 2022. This watershed-wide event reaches over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. We share successful tools and techniques, offer lessons …

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Stories from the Susquehanna: Paddling from the Headwaters to the Chesapeake Bay – Mile 109 to 225

Follow along as Alliance staff member, Laura Todd, paddles all 444 miles of the Main Branch of the Susquehanna River with her father, Mark. Starting in June 2022 in Cooperstown, New York, the pair began kayaking down the river to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Grace, Maryland.

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Fall Gardening Tips & Tricks

It’s fall, and that means falling leaves, plants heading into dormancy, and the opportunity to fill out your garden. Refresh your autumn gardening knowledge with our Fall Care Tips!

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