Staff Blog

Marketing/Graphic Design Intern

February 23, 2018

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION  for Marketing/Graphic Design Intern Title:                    Marketing/Graphic Design Intern (DC/MD Office) Hours:                  5-10 hours per week Duration:              3-6 months, with possibility of extension Location:              Remote, potential for in office meetings (501 Sixth Street, Annapolis, MD) Compensation:     Per project stipend available General Information The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) is

More than just a trash cleanup

February 21, 2018

  Every year between March and the first week of June, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to clean up their local communities as a part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream (PCS) —the largest trash cleanup initiative in the Chesapeake Bay region! For over 15 years, the support provided

The Rugged Ruffed Grouse: Heartbeat of our Winter Forests

February 9, 2018

Wintry weather can take a toll on year-round wildlife residents of mid-Atlantic and northeastern forests. For roughly one third of the year, regional forests offer little protective broadleaf cover from predators and the elements, have limited food sources, and are frequently inundated with snow. In response to these lean and harsh months, many woodland species

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

January 12, 2018

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 year is a time to reflect on where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished in the past year and to commit to new habits and practices moving forward.

New Year, New Chesapeake Forests Projects!

January 9, 2018

The start of a new year is perfect timing to highlight the new and exciting projects that the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s forest team will be rolling out in 2018. This work will serve landowners and local communities in their efforts to restore woodlands and manage for healthier forests and wildlife habitat throughout the

What happens when you put 80 sportsmen and conservation professionals in one room together? Partnership!

December 18, 2017

On a cold and snowy day at the Millport Conservancy in Lititz, Pennsylvania over 80 sportsmen and conservation professionals alike gathered for a day of information sharing, networking, and brainstorming. The day started out a little brisk, as we fought a broken heater and a cold wind coming in – but that did not deter

Safeguarding Against Stormwater: Maintaining RiverSmart Homes Best Management Practices

December 8, 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. Asphalt, concrete, or other impervious structures such as homes or commercial buildings are replacing these natural ground covers. These impervious

Birds, Bugs, and Trees for the Bay

December 8, 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 Know Your Backyard Habitat”, invited local residents to see an example of stellar wildlife habitat tended by landowners Pascale Meraldi

Mistletoe: A Merry Parasite

December 6, 2017

Despite occasionally being a bit of a Grinch, something I love about the holiday season is that we fill our houses with wild flora. Dozens of conifer species are displayed in homes as Christmas trees, wreaths of hemlock and fir hang from doors, and sprigs of American holly brighten up rooms with their glossy green

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Recognizes 8 Lockheed Martin Facilities as Businesses For The Bay Members

December 5, 2017

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is excited to recognize eight Lockheed Martin facilities throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed as Businesses for the Bay (B4B) Members! Lockheed Martin is the only company with multiple B4B Members. In addition, the Lockheed Martin – Owego, NY facility is the first B4B Member in New York! The Alliance recognizes the corporation

Citizen Stewardship Index Released

December 1, 2017

In November, the Chesapeake Bay Program released the results of the first ever Chesapeake Bay watershed Citizen Stewardship Index, in which the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was an active participant in this project, along with the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Rooted in social science, the Index will directly inform the work of watershed organizations and

Celebrating A Dozen Chesapeake Watershed Forums

December 1, 2017

By Kate Fritz, Executive Director It always feels like returning home when I drive through the gates at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV. And this year was no different.   I calculated that this was the 9th Watershed Forum I had attended, and was my first as the Executive Director of