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11Jun, 2018

Five Reasons to Know the Health of Your Local Stream

June 11, 2018|

Many of us think of spring and summer as the time the birds start singing, flowers start blooming, and the weather warms up. In the water quality monitoring world, the season also means we are

21Feb, 2018

More Than Just A Stream Cleanup

February 21, 2018|

  Alliance staff gather in Eastport, Annapolis after a local trash cleanup. Every year between March and the first week of June, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to clean up their

12Jan, 2018

Resolve to do the best you can to advance clean water in 2018

January 12, 2018|

Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program As we start to turn the page on 2017, I wanted to brainstorm some ideas for resolutions we can share as a community for 2018. The new

8Dec, 2017

Safeguarding Against Stormwater: Maintaining RiverSmart Homes Best Management Practices

December 08, 2017|

Stormwater runoff is the fastest growing source of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Increased development throughout the watershed has reduced the natural ground cover which is equipped to absorb and filter water during storm events.

8Dec, 2017

Birds, Bugs, and Trees for the Bay

December 08, 2017|

On a warm Saturday morning this fall, over 30 landowners gathered on a property in Baltimore County, Maryland to learn a little about promoting the birds and the bees. Literally. The workshop, titled “Get to

10Oct, 2017

Kate Fritz, former head of South River Federation, to lead Alliance

October 10, 2017|

Kate Fritz is no stranger to the issues that face the Chesapeake Bay watershed, having lived in five of the seven Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions. Fritz joins the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as the new executive director,

1Jun, 2017

Businesses step up to help the Chesapeake

June 01, 2017|

  Lots of indicators of water quality and habitat show that progress is slowly being made to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Ultimately, we would probably all agree that it will take commitment

3May, 2017

Are you Chesapeake Bay aware?

May 03, 2017|

By Nissa Dean and Liz Chodoba In 2016, the Legislatures of each of the Chesapeake Bay watershed commonwealths and states designated the second week of June as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. This designation urges all

22Feb, 2017

Project Clean Stream: Engaging Businesses and Making a Splash in Local Communities

February 22, 2017|

Every spring, local waterways and woodlands receive a clean start as thousands of volunteers come together for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream, the largest annual volunteer cleanup event in the Chesapeake

30Jan, 2017

Stormwater Symbiosis: A Look at the Bloomingdale Rebate Program as a Successful Example of Public-Private-Civil Society Partnership

January 30, 2017|

Mutually Beneficial Relationships Flourish Institutions that embody symbiotic relationships between public, private, and civil society sectors have proven to be a successful model for the management of water resources across the globe. Their cooperative approach

24Jan, 2017

Growing partnerships with farmers key to restoring Octoraro watershed

January 24, 2017|

The Chesapeake region is fortunate to have a variety of organizations that are interested in creating innovative partnerships to address local needs for clean water. In 2016, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was awarded

1Jul, 2016

Alliance honors Environmental Leaders on its 45th Anniversary

July 01, 2016|

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was founded in 1971 by a diverse group of citizens concerned about the declining health of their beloved Chesapeake Bay. They represented business, agriculture, conservation, academia,