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August is National Water Quality Month!

August 13, 2019

Water quality monitoring is essential to understanding the health of our waterways, land and people. Here are 4 simple parameters you can monitor and what they tell you about the quality of your water.  Dissolved Oxygen Dissolved oxygen is a key indicator of ecosystem health and is essential for the aquatic life. It can be

Dangerous Plants of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

August 8, 2019

We highlighted two types of edible plants you can forage for in our July and August episodes of Tree Talks. On the other side of the…

Alliance Executive Director and Chesapeake Advisory Committee Chairs Meet With Maryland Governor Hogan

August 7, 2019

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Position Announcement: Development and Executive Assistant

August 2, 2019

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 that benefit the land, waters and residents of the Chesapeake Bay. The

Welcoming Another New Face to the Alliance!

August 1, 2019

Christina Bonini joined the Alliance in July 2019 as the RiverWise Program Manager in our Virginia office. She focuses on working with communities to reduce their stormwater impact on Virginia’s rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Christina grew up in Virginia exploring the James River in her hometown of Richmond, while spending weekends at

Introducing the Local Leadership Workgroup

August 1, 2019

Formed out of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement’s goal to engage local leaders, the Local Leadership Workgroup (LLWG) seeks to enhance the knowledge capacity of local elected officials as well as other local leaders throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Operating out of the Chesapeake Bay Program, the Workgroup works closely with the Local Government Advisory Committee

Creating An Environmental Education Certification Program in Virginia

July 31, 2019

Do you know what it takes to be an environmental educator in the state of Virginia? Neither do I! But thanks to a dedicated group of individuals from across the state, it will soon be crystal clear. In 2017, I joined the Virginia Association of Environmental Educators (VAEE).  In the past, I have taught 3rd

Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership Wrapping Up Phase One

July 31, 2019

The Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership –a project the Alliance kicked off in 2018 in Pennsylvania –is wrapping up the first phase of the project. The majority of dairy producers have already completed or updated, or are in the process of updating or completing their conservation and manure management plans. Since plan writing is almost

The Inn at Horn Point and Its Passionate Innkeeper

July 31, 2019

“I purposely put the compost in the front yard- so that when people walk by they see me doing it and it starts a conversation about conservation.” Cory the owner of The Inn at Horn Point explained to me after saying “Having the compost in our front yard may seem like a goofy thing to

Announcing A New Resilient Marsh & Living Shoreline Project in Maryland!

July 31, 2019

In Maryland, the Alliance is excited to announce that we are partnering with a local neighborhood on a resilient marsh and living shoreline project in the Cape St. Claire Community. This project will support the creation of a 970 linear foot living shoreline and 8,000 sq. ft. tidal wetland on the shores of the Magothy

Welcoming Two New Board Members

July 31, 2019

In July 2019, the Alliance’s Board of Directors welcomed two new Board members to our 21 person Board! Please join us in welcoming Jenn Jackson (Virginia) and Matt McGehrin (Maryland). Jenn Jackson has been with Capital One Financial Services for 20 years. She currently serves as the Business Risk Officer in Capital One’s Office of

Experiencing River Rally & Honoring A River Hero

July 31, 2019

I had the honor of attending the River Network’s 20th Annual River Rally conference this past June in Cleveland, Ohio. It was timed to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of famed Cuyahoga River fire. I learned over the course of the three day conference how pivotal this fire was to the creation of the 1970 Clean Water