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1May, 2016

It’s everyone’s business to help restore the Chesapeake Bay

May 01, 2016|

The Chesapeake Bay’s health is inextricably linked to our own, and our collective impact on the land and streams of the Bay’s watershed has been tremendous.   We can try to

1May, 2016

Small woodlots are a big deal to the Chesapeake’s restoration

May 01, 2016|

The commencement of spring is always a significant moment in our Chesapeake forests. Buds swell, ready to break dormancy and add the first of the year’s growth to the canopy while green

24Mar, 2016

Working to Build a Watershed of Environmental Stewards

March 24, 2016|

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream returns on April 2nd to kick off its 13th year of helping residents across the Chesapeake watershed become stewards of their local streams and rivers.

26Jan, 2016

It’s Time To Put More Focus on Watershed’s Healthy Streams

January 26, 2016|

A view of the Nanticoke River and it’s countless winding tributaries. Photo by Matt Rath/Chesapeake Bay Program. Most people understand, intuitively, that the ability to clean up the Chesapeake Bay is dependent

27Aug, 2015

Planning Your Legacy

August 27, 2015|

“A society grows great when old men (and women) plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” I ran across this Greek proverb a while back. Although it has broader societal

18Nov, 2014

Chesapeake RiverWise Congregations

November 18, 2014|

Volunteers coming together before planting at All Saints Lutheran Church Written by Lou Etgen & Jodi Rose   One thing most have come to accept more and more in the Chesapeake Bay

4Nov, 2014

Everyone needs to participate for an environmentally just Bay

November 04, 2014|

The idea of watershed stewardship — local citizens engaged in restoration — has never gotten enough credit as a means to achieving a healthy Chesapeake. Since the infancy of Bay restoration, the issues of habitat

23Jun, 2014

Keeping the Mighty Oaks

June 23, 2014|

As spring finally arrived with its much-anticipated warmth and vibrant color, our oaks, the grand statesmen of our eastern deciduous forests, again waited patiently to break dormancy. It is as if they

24Apr, 2014

How can we diversify participation in Bay restoration efforts?

April 24, 2014|

For more than 40 years, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been dedicated to expanding citizen participation in Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration efforts. The Alliance has always believed that the ultimate

25Mar, 2014

Can you give a day to your local stream?

March 25, 2014|

Over the last few months, working for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, I have had a chance to experience how local watershed and citizen groups and volunteers work together and respond

16Dec, 2013

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Citizen Stewardship

December 16, 2013|

Volunteers & Alliance staff after the tree planting at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Fall 2013. I love the phrase, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”   Peter Levine, who

14Nov, 2013

Bagging the Plastic in Our Urban Streams!

November 14, 2013|

Volunteers cleaning trash during Project Clean Stream cleanup in 2008. Photo courtesy of Kim Hairston. We were knee-deep in a small, murky stream in Richmond, Virginia, and our trash bags were prematurely heavy.