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On the Road! Local Elected Officials Exchange Ideas On Clean Water

How creating educational and environmental opportunities for local elected officials can have a positive effect on local communities.

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Composting is super easy and great for the environment. Don’t be scared! Here’s everything you need to know to start composting today.

Home composting need not be complicated, messy, or odorous. It need not require much space or specialized training. In fact, it is quite forgiving. You can build a bin or two, or leave it as a pile. It’s really up to you. Follow a few basic guidelines, and you’ll be storing soil carbon like a pro!

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Example of a Riparian Buffer

October is Riparian Buffer Month – Here are 4 ways you can Celebrate!

Celebrate riparian buffers this October during the first annual Riparian Buffer Month!  The Alliance is partnering with the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council (CCLC) to promote riparian buffers and illustrate why they are so important to the health of the Chesapeake’s waterways.  They deserve to be celebrated!  

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50 Stories: Chesapeake Watershed Forum, How it all started

This month as part of our 50 Stories for our 50th we are sharing stories from one of the Alliance’s most beloved annual events, The Chesapeake Watershed Forum. The Forum is a space for like-minded individuals to get together and share successful tools and techniques, offer lessons and learning from on-the-ground work, build capacities of local organizations, foster partnerships, educate on new initiatives and emerging practices, network amount each other, and celebrate our successes. The following blog is by our one and only, Rebecca Wertime. Rebecca has been a part of pulling off this major event since its birth in 2006.

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50 Stories: “It Takes a Collective Village”: Interview with Andy Lacatell

As I look back over the 50 years of our history, I realize we’ve had some great game changers and influencers work at the Alliance. This month, as we’re approaching fall, when we celebrate our achievements and partners at the Taste, it’s a good time to hear from some of those folks. I sat down with The Nature Conservancy’s Andy Lacatell, Virginia Chesapeake Bay Program Director.

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A Career Inspired by Marsh Mucking

As the saying goes: “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” However, there’s always those challenging days when everything seems bound to go wrong (we all have those days!). On these days, I think back to 12 year old me marsh mucking, getting a running start and leaping right into the marsh with a huge splat!

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Pollinator Week Photo Contest

Pollinator Week is June 21-27, 2021, and the Alliance is celebrating by giving away some of our brand new “bee kind” pollinator stickers! All you need to do to be eligible is upload your favorite pollinator photo at the form below. The contest will close at 11:59 PM on June 27th. Please only submit photos …

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50 Stories: Celebrating Agriculture with Bobby Whitescarver

As we celebrate the Alliance’s agricultural work this month as part of our 50 stories for our 50th, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of our favorite farmers and supporters, Robert (Bobby) Whitescarver. 

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Budding partnerships in D.C. create more opportunities for Urban Ag

With COVID-19 restrictions on events and gatherings beginning to relax, Washington, D.C.’s urban agriculture sector is starting to gradually open back up to the local community. If you’re looking to get involved, you will have plenty of opportunities since D.C.’s agricultural network consists of an estimated 27 urban farms, 66 community gardens, and 62 farmer’s …

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Brood X: Return of the Cicadi

Periodical cicadas, unlike the annual cicadas we hear and see each summer, take part in a synchronous emergence that only occurs once every 13 or 17 years.

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