Staff Blog

Board Member Spotlight: Andy Field

June 17, 2020

“After self-quarantining for two months, I bore the living daylights out of myself and can’t imagine anyone else wanting to hear what I might have to say.” This was the first thing Andy told me when I called her to interview her for this month’s Board Member spotlight. I said I was sure she had

Year of the Woman: Rebecca Stack

June 17, 2020

The Alliance is featuring influential women of the Chesapeake during the Year of The Woman.  This month, our very own Queen Richardson wrote a blog about one of her mentors, Rebecca Stack. Check out Queen’s blog below. This month’s Year of the Woman feature is Rebecca Stack, the owner and sole principal of Designgreen, LLC,

Of Willows and Willow Flycatchers

June 15, 2020

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We Are An Alliance of Allies

June 5, 2020

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement during this turbulent and important time of national discourse on historic pain and trauma due to a legacy of systemic racism in our country. The Alliance believes that clean water and equal access to nature are civil rights that impact

Live in an apartment? Here’s how you can help reduce stormwater runoff!

May 11, 2020

Living in an apartment and working in residential stormwater management has always felt a little strange. I’ve installed hundreds of rain gardens and planted thousands of native plants but the best my home can boast is an umbrella bush that fends for itself on the balcony. I have saved a ton of water by forgetting

Five Ways to Appreciate the Outdoors from Inside

May 11, 2020

Here are five ways to appreciate the outdoors from inside!   1.Wildlife Watching: Look out your window!   The spring is a wonderful time to look out your window and admire the wildlife. Animals are coming out of hibernation and feeling active. Birds are probably waking you up in the morning with their chirps or you

Tree Planting in North Brentwood, Prince George’s County

May 7, 2020

On April 21st, 2020 twelve trees were planted in North Brentwood Park in Prince George’s County, Maryland, thanks to a grant funded by Chesapeake Bay Trust in partnership with Prince George’s County Government. The planting was also made possible due to the efforts of Ciminelli’s Landscape Services. Through working with county residents, and Maryland National

The Covert Next Door: A Bobwhite Quail Story

May 1, 2020

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Family Friendly Sustainability Activities to do at Home

May 1, 2020

Now more than ever, as a family we are trying to get outside and find ways to stretch our legs, but together, that can be hard to do responsibly during this time of social distancing. A walk around the neighborhood always seems like a good idea – but have you considered getting the kiddos out

Three “Ask Me Anything” Videos from Alliance Staff

April 29, 2020

As Alliance staff continue to work from home, we have been exploring ways to share some of our expertise in new ways. One way that we have done this is through “Ask Me Anything” Facebook Live sessions.  Participants were able to take part in these virtual Q&A sessions to gain a deeper knowledge of the

“Giving Back in A Changed World” – What You Need to Know

April 29, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted every part of our society, underscoring the importance of the work that many non-profits do in service to the environment, efforts to reduce hunger and end homelessness, provide health services, and other critical activities. The Alliance believes in service to our non-profit movement, and that includes all of our frontline non-profit friends

RiverTrends Goes Virtual!

April 29, 2020

April and May are usually a very busy time in the water quality monitoring world and for the Alliance’s citizen science RiverTrends program. RiverTrends volunteer monitors have been tracking the conditions of waterways that flow into the Bay since 1985! Normally, we would take this time to onboard and re-certify our monitors to ensure we