Staff Blog

Local Government Programs Administrative Assistant, Part-Time, Annapolis, Maryland

August 6, 2018

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay–Local Government Programs Administrative Assistant, Part-Time, Annapolis, Maryland The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland, seeks a highly motivated, well-organized, energetic person with strong work ethic and office administration skills to join our Local Government Programs team. About the Alliance: The Alliance

Tree-of-Heaven, a Devilish Invader

August 6, 2018

Ailanthus seedling growing through cracks in concrete in Lancaster, PA.

Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima): a tree that elicits curses and anger wherever it grows and is recognized. The non-native plant’s angelic name belies its destructive nature. It spreads prolifically by seeds and root sprouts, forming thick groves that completely dominate sunny areas within just a few years. Beneficial native plants are quickly outpaced, shaded out, and replaced

Our Intern Shares her Experience from this Summer

July 29, 2018

Hello everyone, my name is Sonia and I’m going to be a senior at VCU! I spent most of my summer as a Water Quality Program intern at the Virginia office of the Alliance. I’m majoring in Environmental Studies, so I found my internship experience very exciting and useful! I enjoyed having different tasks every

Alliance Partners with Turkey Hill for Cleaner Water in Pennsylvania

June 29, 2018

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The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is excited to announce that our Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership project is underway! The project, which sparked from ideas discussed at a Businesses for the Bay Forum in 2016, is a collaborative effort coordinated by the Alliance, in partnership with Turkey Hill, and Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative

Alliance and Partners Plant Over 87,000 Trees this Spring

June 29, 2018

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay teamed up with partners from across the watershed to plant over 87,000 trees in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia this spring! Our innovative forest programs improve the health of existing trees and forests, create new forests in places important to water quality and to watershed residents, and promote the

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 dusting off our secchi disks and getting our sampling equipment ready for a new sampling season! At the Alliance for

Partnering with Pomerantz Marketing for Cleaner Water

June 11, 2018

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is excited to be partnering with Pomerantz Marketing in 2018 as a part of their Pom in the Community program! President and Strategy Director of Pomerantz Marketing, Kathy Floam-Greenspan, is passionate about her life on the Chesapeake Bay as an Annapolis resident, avid boater and nature lover. By aligning

The Rubrum Cunundrum

June 8, 2018

Red maple

Over the vast many years that I have been interacting with our region’s forest practitioners and enthusiasts, I have observed that many of us harbor a profound and deep emotional relationship to particular species of trees. These emotions run the gamut from effusive adoration to downright animosity. Some species are almost unanimous in the passions

10 Chesapeake-Native Trees and Shrubs to plant this Spring

May 8, 2018

It’s spring, and with the season comes the joys of gardening and landscaping. Are you planning to landscape with native plants this year? If so, don’t forget to include shrubs and trees in the mix! There are many benefits of adding natives to your property. The addition of native trees and shrubs into your landscape

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Board Members

April 18, 2018

Press Release Media Contact: Mary-Angela Hardwick Email: Office: 443-949-0575 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Board Members (April 13, 2018 – Annapolis, MD) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announces the election of three new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board members are Shawn Kimbro, Brian

Trout in the Classroom

April 5, 2018

Trout are excellent ambassadors of forested landscapes. They are widely fished for recreation, economically important, and downright charismatic, especially the stunning native brook trout. People are proud of their “brookies”, and with a little bit of education quickly become passionate about forest health to provide the clean, cool water for treasured trout populations. Trout Unlimited’s

Multimedia Intern – CBP Communications

March 16, 2018

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: CBP Communications – Multimedia Intern The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay seeks a Multimedia Intern for its Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Communications Office in Annapolis, Maryland. This is summer 2018 position. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 13, 2018. Project Description: The CBP Communications Office uses photography, video and text to produce original