Staff Blog

National Beer Lover’s Day – Raise a Glass for Clean Water!

September 4, 2020

Did you know that Monday, Sept 9th is National Beer Lover’s Day? We couldn’t find any information about why this day takes place on Sept 9th. It seems like just another one of those made up holidays. But, do beer lovers really need a reason to celebrate? For the past several years, the Alliance has

Position Announcement: Pennsylvania Forests Projects Coordinator

September 3, 2020

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

Alliance Receives $1.8 Million to advance Agriculture, Forests Projects

September 3, 2020

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recently received awards totaling over $1.8 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) through its Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund. With these awards, the Alliance will expand our impact through our Forests and Agriculture Programs in Maryland and south central Pennsylvania. Details regarding these projects that we’ll be

Welcoming Our Two Chesapeake Conservation Corps Members!

September 1, 2020

The Alliance is excited to be welcoming two new Chesapeake Conservation Corps members to our team for the next year! Rebecca Lauver (she/her pronouns) will be joining the Pennsylvania Riparian Forest Buffer team to assist with tree planting, maintenance, and monitoring. Rebecca graduated from Messiah College this spring with a degree in Biology. During her

Welcoming Tennille Checkovich to Our Board of Directors!

September 1, 2020

The Alliance is excited to welcome Tennille Checkovich to our Board of Directors! Tennille is no stranger to the Chesapeake Bay, having grown up in Hampton, Virginia, which was the launching point for weekend fishing trips with her extended family on the Bay. Her passion started at a young age and was solidified with a

Celebrate National Wildlife Day!

August 29, 2020

Did you know there are about 2,300 threatened or endangered species in the Chesapeake Bay watershed? This daunting number is just one of the many reasons…

The Busiest Time of the Year for a Dairy Farmer

August 26, 2020

Summer has been quite different this year due to the ongoing pandemic we are facing. Most of us are still trying to adjust to the new “normal” for a while, and just like us, farmers are doing the same. But there is one thing that will not change for farmers, regardless of any extraordinary circumstance:

Adventure is Out There: Year of the Woman Feature

August 26, 2020

Holly May has been the Alliance’s resident watershed forester since September of 2017, working to build partnerships and get trees in the ground in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. She is an avid outdoors-woman, adventurer, lifelong learner, amateur fly fisher and hunter, mom to two awesome little boys, and wife. Holly’s passion for the outdoors, wildlife,

International Peace Month: Fostering Peace in Uncertain Times

August 26, 2020

  “True peace is not merely the absence of tension, but the presence of justice.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.   In August 1926, the very first International Peace Month was declared at the Democratic Peace Conference in Germany. While the original intention of the designation was to provide time to reflect and remember

The CMC is Making Waves Across the Pond

August 26, 2020

  The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative team has been working with partners across the pond in the UK for over a year now as they work to set up a similar, Catchment Monitoring Cooperative, within their network. On Tuesday, August 18th, they held a Catchment Data and Evidence Forum, where the CMC team gave a pre-recorded

Accountability is Key to Making Progress for A Cleaner Chesapeake Bay

August 20, 2020

Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: Phone: 443-949-0575  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Accountability is Key to Making Progress for A Cleaner Chesapeake Bay (Annapolis, MD – August 20, 2020) Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Executive Director Kate Fritz issued the following statement today in response to current news about Maryland and Pennsylvania wavering in their commitment

Glorious Goldenrod!

August 11, 2020

A photo of a goldenrod plant in bloom.

Hazy, late…