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Southern Maryland Habitat Forum: Finding Common Ground

January 6, 2020

On Monday, December 9th leaders throughout Southern Maryland gathered at Serenity Farms in Benedict, Maryland to discuss the unique habitats in the region. The forum was organized by the Alliance and sponsored by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. In total 37 individuals from non-profit, government, and for-profit organizations attended from Calvert, St Mary’s, and

Position Announcement: Pennsylvania Agricultural Program Manager

January 6, 2020

The Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our website at: allianceforthebay.org 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

Former Mayor of Takoma Park, Bruce Williams, Honored at Past LGAC Meeting in Maryland

January 6, 2020

The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) held its final quarterly meeting of 2019 in December in Adamstown, Maryland. Former Mayor of Takoma Park, Bruce R. Williams, was honored by members of LGAC for his service to its Maryland delegation as he transitions into his new position as an emeritus member. Bruce was first appointed to

Local Elected Officials Explore the Colors on the Creek!

January 6, 2020

Earlier this month, the Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) was treated to a local gem nestled in Frederick, Maryland. Located within its downtown sector, Carroll Creek Linear Park is home to the Color on the Creek community waterway project that flows a quarter mile. It initially was part of a flood control plan built in

Interview with Patrick Hudson From True Chesapeake Oyster Co.

January 3, 2020

This past October, a couple of my colleagues had the unique opportunity to attend the Chesapeake Food Summit at Union Market in Washington, D.C. They all came back raving about their experience and all the great food they had the chance to taste, as well as the great people they got to meet.  There was

Touring A Local Organic Dairy Farm

December 2, 2019

At the beginning of November, Alliance staff took a field trip to Chestertown, Maryland to tour an organic dairy farm. Thanks to our friend Ron Ohrel from the American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), we were able to tour Fair Hill Farm, owned and operated by the Fry family. The farm produces about 40,000 pounds

Welcoming Two New Board Members

December 2, 2019

The Alliance is pleased to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors! Elizabeth Abdoo is the Senior Legal Advisor at Host Hotels and Resorts, where she’s been working for over 18 years. Prior to Host Hotels, she was the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Orbital Sciences Corporation (Northrop Grumman Innovative

Adding Two New Faces to the Alliance Team!

December 2, 2019

The Alliance is excited to add two new faces to our team, in Pennsylvania and in Maryland! Tim Hudspeth joins the Alliance headquarters team in Annapolis, MD as our Finance Assistant. He brings 11 years of procurement and budget experience from his previous employment with the Department of Justice. He started in the Pathways student

How to Create Less Food Waste over the Holidays

December 2, 2019

Do you find yourself throwing out an overwhelming amount of turkey or stuffing after your Thanksgiving meal? Or maybe you keep the leftovers in your fridge for a couple days only to find them still in the fridge a week later, gone bad and end up throwing them out anyway? After years of holiday meals,

Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership Plants 500 Trees on Lancaster County Farm

December 2, 2019

On November 7th, Alliance staff were joined by employees from Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative and Turkey Hill Dairy to do what we do best — plant a riparian forest buffer! Riparian forest buffers are the trees, shrubs, and other vegetation that grows alongside streams, rivers, and other waterbodies. Riparian forest buffers are crucial

Remember Why You Started

December 2, 2019

“Remember Why You Started.” Those are the words on a hand-drawn poster near the top of the Chesapeake Watershed Forum’s website. “Sure, I remember why I started.” I thought as I packed our bags in advance of a planned weekend in West Virginia. Just for good measure, I threw my ultra-lite fishing rod and a

Tour Convenes Virginia’s Elected Officials to Learn About Priorities of Coastal Communities

November 22, 2019

Press Release Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Tour Convenes Virginia’s Elected Officials to Learn About Priorities of Coastal Communities An Opportunity to Showcase Virginia’s Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay to Locally Elected Officials Annapolis, MD (November 22, 2019) The Virginia delegation of the Local Government Advisory