The Taste: Celebrate 50 Years

Celebrate 50 Years With Us!

In the 1970’s, the rivers of the Chesapeake were ailing. In 1971, a group of concerned residents came together to restore and protect the Bay for the wildlife that depend on it, for the humans that recreate and connect with it, and future generations to continue enjoying its precious resources. This is where the Alliance was formed. Flash forward to 2021, and the Alliance is currently celebrating the last 50 years of trailblazing work; bringing together communities, companies, and conservationists to improve the lands and waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Save The Date: September 23, 2021

Save the date for September 23, 2021, the Alliance’s virtual Taste: Celebrate 50 Years! The Taste is our largest annual fundraiser of the year which enables us to reach for bigger goals to grow programmatic capacity in Forests, Agriculture, Green Infrastructure, and Stewardship & Engagement. All in one evening you will explore the expansive watershed, experience the Alliance’s programs and progress towards Chesapeake restoration, and learn from recognized environmental leaders making change throughout our diverse region

The next 50 years will be the most critical of all – join us today for the future of the Bay!


The Taste appeals to a diverse audience – from landowners, to business people, to outdoor enthusiasts. Drawing in close to 500 people, a Taste sponsorship places your brand front and center as an action-oriented advocate for clean water and resilient lands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Your sponsorship directly benefits the Alliance’s work to convene diverse voices and implement on-the-ground programs.

Sponsor The Taste


Additional Event Features

  • Keynote Speaker: Through a careful process, the Alliance selects a keynote speaker that represents resilience in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
  • Awards: Local leaders and champions from across the watershed will be recognized.
    • Fran Flanigan Environmental Leadership Award (1)
    • Chesapeake Watershed Champion Awards (4)
  • Silent Auction: Through a carefully selected assortment of goods, the Silent Auction supports small-businesses from around the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
  • Raffle: During our evening together, you have the opportunity to win unique Bay-related raffle items!

Tickets Coming Soon!

Stay tuned, 2021 ticket sales for The Taste: Celebrate 50 Years are coming soon.