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5Mar, 2020

Don’t Forget Where You Came From: the case for a grassroots surge in celebrating the 50th Earth Day

March 05, 2020|

As a thirty-year-old, I cannot personally speak about the first Earth Day. But I do know that 50 years ago we had no Environmental Protection Agency, no Clean Water Act, and appallingly inadequate proto-versions of

5Mar, 2020

Project Clean Stream: A great way to rally local action

March 05, 2020|

Spring marks the beginning of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s annual stream clean up program, Project Clean Stream (PCS). Through PCS, the Alliance offers hands-on opportunities through our partnership with residents, local businesses, environmental organizations,

3Feb, 2020

Hindsight is 2020: To Make Sure The Next 10 Years Count, Include Everyone

February 03, 2020|

To fight for change tomorrow, we need to build resilience today.  — Sheryl Sandberg Happy 2020! As we leave the 2010s behind, I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s in store for the Chesapeake Bay movement

2Oct, 2019

Correctional Conservation Collaborative Trains New Generation of Riparian Forest Buffer Professionals

October 02, 2019|

Participants in the Riparian Forest Buffer Vocational Training hear about the finer points of buffer maintenance from Trevor Weaver (right), Watershed Specialist for the Mifflin County Conservation District and Ryan Davis (left), PA Forest

9Jul, 2019

Taking Simple Actions for the Chesapeake

July 09, 2019|

During the first week of June, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, as well as environmental organizations, communities, businesses, and local governments in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, celebrated Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. The week was

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