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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Appreciating Our Riparian Rangers Volunteers

We had a great time getting together with some of our existing Riparian Rangers at Lancaster County Central Park! It was a great opportunity to have our volunteers meet in person to discuss the rewards and challenges that come with reforestation efforts and to celebrate their achievements in helping young forests get established.

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Welcome Nine New Alliance Staff Members

We are having quite the growth spurt here at the Alliance. We’ve added nine new staff members to our team since April 2022! Read on to learn more about each of these passionate new employees and hear how they will help us increase our impact.

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Recognizing 2022 Fran Flanigan Awardee – Sally Claggett

It is with great pleasure that the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recognizes Sally Claggett as our 2022 Fran Flanigan Environmental Leadership Award Winner at “The Taste: Celebrate the Chesapeake” on September 22nd at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. The Fran Flanigan award is named after our longest-tenured Executive Director of 20 years. Fran Flanigan was …

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