Hack the Bay Winners Create New Ways to Use CMC Data

  Over the past year, the Alliance has developed a partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton’s 501 Green Teams and Women in Data Science with the goal of hosting a hackathon event using the data collected through the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) to answer real world questions about the health of the Chesapeake Bay. This event turned

Local Governments and Climate Experts Convene to Problem Solve on Community Flooding

Federal funding, collaboration, environmental justice and more examined at the 2020 Local Government Forum

Experts seek to bridge the gap between environmental quality and public health

Chesapeake Bay Program's Citizens Advisory Committee holds panel to address the need for inclusive, community-driven solutions.

Providing Equitable Access to Green Spaces in Richmond, VA

At the beginning of the year, a “Green Team” of community partners was formed to help the Mayor identify the city-owned land that would become parks and to recommend policies to put in place to ensure the future of these parks. The Alliance’s VA State Director, Nissa Dean, and RiverWise Program Manager, Christina Bonini, served on the Mayor’s Green Team alongside other members of Richmond’s conservation community.

Year of the Woman: Marylou Barton

Marylou sharing her journey as an environmental leader surrounded by nature at her daughter's home in the City of Lancaster (Photo credit: Lydia Martin). This month’s woman of the year blog features a tremendously fierce and passionate leader from Pennsylvania, Marylou Barton. Marylou’s career was activated by her two passions in life; children

Alliance Board Member, Gregory Wims: An Activist for Victim’s Right Foundation

Gregory (Greg) Wims is a local businessman and community activist who has been on the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Board of Directors for the past three years. Greg has occupied his time quarantining during COVID-19 by keeping himself busy with his day  job in construction, as well as with his volunteer activism work. In

Five Ways to Appreciate the Outdoors from Inside

Here are five ways to appreciate the outdoors from inside!   1.Wildlife Watching: Look out your window!   Photo by June Land The spring is a wonderful time to look out your window and admire the wildlife. Animals are coming out of hibernation and feeling active. Birds are probably waking you up in the

Three “Ask Me Anything” Videos from Alliance Staff

As Alliance staff continue to work from home, we have been exploring ways to share some of our expertise in new ways. One way that we have done this is through "Ask Me Anything" Facebook Live sessions.  Participants were able to take part in these virtual Q&A sessions to gain a deeper knowledge of the

Historic Bike Ride Through Talbot County

I’ve been isolating myself with my family at my parent’s house on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Our house is on Irish Creek, which is off the Choptank River. The town is “Royal Oak'', which is in between St. Michaels and Easton, two more popular towns in the area, all of which are in Talbot

April Quarantine Activity: Removing Spotted Lanternfly Eggs Before They Hatch

April showers bring...the Spotted Lanternfly? Unfortunately, yes. The arrival of warmer, Spring weather also means the arrival of Spotted Lanternfly as late April marks the beginning of the species’ egg hatching season. Originally from China, India, Bangladesh, and Vietnam, the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was first found in the United States in 2014 in Berks

From the Desk of the Local Government Advisory Committee: Chair, Second Time Running!

LGAC Chair, Ann Simonetti and Governor Larry Hogan at the 2019 Chesapeake Executive Council Meeting in Oxon Hill, MD, on September 5, 2019 (Image by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program) As she happily enters into her second term as chair of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), Ann Simonetti, former councilmember to Marysville

Welcoming Two New Faces to the Alliance!

The Alliance is excised to welcome two new faces to the Alliance staff! Jordan Gochenaur joins the Alliance as our RiverSmart Program Assistant in our Washington, DC office. He has over seven years of experience working as a contractor for the RiverSmart program in DC. Jordan is excited to be on this side of the