Staff Blog

Attention Maryland landowners: Tree planting opportunity available

January 9, 2020


Resolve to Lose a Little Lawn in 2020

January 9, 2020

A close up of the flower, rudbeckia

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New Year, New Board Leadership!

January 7, 2020

With a new year comes a new leadership slate for the Board of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay! At the conclusion of 2019, the Alliance had five Board Members conclude their terms. We are so grateful to Jenn Troy (MD), Jack Detweiler (PA), Jim Elliott (PA), and Steve Pattison (MD) for their six plus

Welcoming Two New Faces to the Alliance!

January 6, 2020

Patti Bohnsack joins the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as the administrative assistant to the local government team, based out of our headquarters office in Annapolis, MD. Before joining the Alliance, Patti dedicated herself to working with children, from serving as the Executive Director at Kidscommons Children’s Museum in Columbus, IN, to a Tutor and

Our DC Office is Moving!

January 6, 2020

What better ring in the New Year than with a new office? The Alliance DC team settled into a new space on Capitol Hill in the historic Barracks Row this month. We are looking forward to becoming a part of this vibrant neighborhood and expanding our work in the DC metropolitan region! We invite you

Southern Maryland Habitat Forum: Finding Common Ground

January 6, 2020

On Monday, December 9th leaders throughout Southern Maryland gathered at Serenity Farms in Benedict, Maryland to discuss the unique habitats in the region. The forum was organized by the Alliance and sponsored by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. In total 37 individuals from non-profit, government, and for-profit organizations attended from Calvert, St Mary’s, and

Position Announcement: Pennsylvania Agricultural Program Manager

January 6, 2020

The Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our website at: About the Alliance: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) is a regional nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring together individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments to find collaborative solutions, to build a strong commitment to stewardship, and to deliver innovative, broadly-supported programs

Former Mayor of Takoma Park, Bruce Williams, Honored at Past LGAC Meeting in Maryland

January 6, 2020

The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) held its final quarterly meeting of 2019 in December in Adamstown, Maryland. Former Mayor of Takoma Park, Bruce R. Williams, was honored by members of LGAC for his service to its Maryland delegation as he transitions into his new position as an emeritus member. Bruce was first appointed to

Local Elected Officials Explore the Colors on the Creek!

January 6, 2020

Earlier this month, the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) was treated to a local gem nestled in Frederick, Maryland. Located within its downtown sector, Carroll Creek Linear Park is home to the Color on the Creek community waterway project that flows a quarter mile. It initially was part of a flood control plan built in

Interview with Patrick Hudson From True Chesapeake Oyster Co.

January 3, 2020

This past October, a couple of my colleagues had the unique opportunity to attend the Chesapeake Food Summit at Union Market in Washington, D.C. They all came back raving about their experience and all the great food they had the chance to taste, as well as the great people they got to meet.  There was

Touring A Local Organic Dairy Farm

December 2, 2019

At the beginning of November, Alliance staff took a field trip to Chestertown, Maryland to tour an organic dairy farm. Thanks to our friend Ron Ohrel from the American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), we were able to tour Fair Hill Farm, owned and operated by the Fry family. The farm produces about 40,000 pounds

Welcoming Two New Board Members

December 2, 2019

The Alliance is pleased to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors! Elizabeth Abdoo is the Senior Legal Advisor at Host Hotels and Resorts, where she’s been working for over 18 years. Prior to Host Hotels, she was the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Orbital Sciences Corporation (Northrop Grumman Innovative