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
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
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.
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.