Touring A Local Organic Dairy Farm

At the beginning of November, Alliance staff took a field trip to Chestertown, Maryland to tour an organic dairy farm. Thanks to our friend Ron Ohrel from the American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), we were able to tour Fair Hill Farm, owned and operated by the Fry family. The farm produces about 40,000 pounds

Remember Why You Started

Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program “Remember Why You Started.” Those are the words on a hand-drawn poster near the top of the Chesapeake Watershed Forum’s website. “Sure, I remember why I started.” I thought as I packed our bags in advance of a planned weekend in West Virginia. Just for good measure,

Cozy, Rainy Fall Fest at the Alliance Headquarters

This past Sunday, October 20th the Alliance hosted a very rainy, but cozy Fall Fest: Native Plant Social inside our headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. We invited the public to come check out our newly updated building, meet our staff, and get a chance to learn about who we are and about the work that we

The Unique History of Our 121-Year Old Headquarters Building in Annapolis

The new and improved exterior of the building! This summer, the Alliance’s Headquarters office in Annapolis, MD went through a much needed facelift! We updated the exterior, painted the outside of the building, and added a new color trimming. We continued to work hard on our mission to bring together communities, companies, and

August is National Water Quality Month!

Water quality monitoring is essential to understanding the health of our waterways, land and people. Here are 4 simple parameters you can monitor and what they tell you about the quality of your water.  Dissolved Oxygen Dissolved oxygen is a key indicator of ecosystem health and is essential for the aquatic life. It can be

Alliance Executive Director and Chesapeake Advisory Committee Chairs Meet With Maryland Governor Hogan

On June 11, 2019, Governor Larry Hogan met with the Chairs of the three Chesapeake Advisory Committees to hear their annual recommendations and priorities. Ann Simonetti, Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), Matt Ehrhart, Citizens Advisory Committee, and Dr. Lisa Wainger (past chair), Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), plus essential

Announcing A New Resilient Marsh & Living Shoreline Project in Maryland!

In Maryland, the Alliance is excited to announce that we are partnering with a local neighborhood on a resilient marsh and living shoreline project in the Cape St. Claire Community. This project will support the creation of a 970 linear foot living shoreline and 8,000 sq. ft. tidal wetland on the shores of the Magothy

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

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