Staff Blog

3Mar, 2017

Alliance & Partners Launch New Forestry Websites

March 03, 2017|

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Program's Forestry Workgroup and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, launched two new websites to help support those working to plant and protect

22Feb, 2017

Project Clean Stream: Engaging Businesses and Making a Splash in Local Communities

February 22, 2017|

Every spring, local waterways and woodlands receive a clean start as thousands of volunteers come together for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream, the largest annual volunteer cleanup event in the Chesapeake

1Feb, 2017

Slowing Land Subsidence in Hampton Roads, VA with Wastewater

February 01, 2017|

Hampton Roads, Virginia is the second largest population area threatened by sea level rise in the country. Southeast Virginia is predicted to be inundated with an additional one to three plus feet of sea level

30Jan, 2017

Alliance’s Howard County READY Program Wins Melanie Teems Award

January 30, 2017|

Left to right: Al Todd (Alliance Executive Director), Lori Lilly (Howard EcoWorks Director), Ted Wolf (READY Program Assistant), and Lou Etgen (Maryland State Director) accept award The Alliance's Howard County READY (Restoring the

30Jan, 2017

Stormwater Symbiosis: A Look at the Bloomingdale Rebate Program as a Successful Example of Public-Private-Civil Society Partnership

January 30, 2017|

Mutually Beneficial Relationships Flourish Institutions that embody symbiotic relationships between public, private, and civil society sectors have proven to be a successful model for the management of water resources across the globe. Their cooperative approach

24Jan, 2017

Growing partnerships with farmers key to restoring Octoraro watershed

January 24, 2017|

The Chesapeake region is fortunate to have a variety of organizations that are interested in creating innovative partnerships to address local needs for clean water. In 2016, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was awarded

22Dec, 2016

RiverWise Congregations Comes to A Close

December 22, 2016|

In January of 2013 the Alliance and it’s partners put their brains together to come up with the concept for RiverWise Congregations. Over the next year, with the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC), Anne Arundel

1Dec, 2016

Wrapping Up Trees for Sacred Places Planting Season

December 01, 2016|

The Maryland Office wrapped up its Trees for Sacred Places planting season this November. Throughout this past Fall, 737 native trees were planted at 16 Houses of Worship and hundreds of volunteers were engaged at educational

1Dec, 2016

Engaging Young Community Members in Richmond

December 01, 2016|

Thanks to funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Alliance has partnered with Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT), the Center for Watershed Protection and Sustainable Chesapeake to engage local youth

1Jul, 2016

Intern Spotlight: Meet Jordan

July 01, 2016|

Hello, my name is Jordan Jackson and I am in my first summer here at the Alliance, and the experience has been nothing but great. I currently attend Hermitage High School in Henrico

17Dec, 2015

Climate Change, Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay

December 17, 2015|

A new MCCC report says climate change will lead to more severe storms in Maryland, along with rising sea levels and increased temperatures. With the Climate Change Conference just ending in the

2Nov, 2015

RiverWise Congregations: Creating Environmental Stewards from Faithful Stewards

November 02, 2015|

RiverWise Congregations is busy installing stormwater BMPs, including rain gardens and native plant gardens, at houses of worship throughout Anne Arundel County in Maryland. RiverWise Congregations, started in 2014, is an extension