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How to Get the Most Out of Your Virtual Forum Experience

October 23, 2020

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Hack the Bay Winners Create New Ways to Use CMC Data

October 21, 2020

  Over the past year, the Alliance has developed a partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton’s 501 Green Teams and Women in Data Science with the goal of hosting a hackathon event using the data collected through the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC) to answer real world questions about the health of the Chesapeake Bay. This event turned

Local Governments and Climate Experts Convene to Problem Solve on Community Flooding

October 21, 2020

Federal funding, collaboration, environmental justice and more examined at the 2020 Local Government Forum

National Farmers Day Farmer Spotlight: Spring Meadow Dairy

October 9, 2020

The entrance to Spring Meadow Dairy marked with a Dairy of Distinction sign (Photo credit: Jenna Mackley). In addition to being…

The Great Hack of 2020

October 7, 2020

As I…

Year of the Woman: The Importance of Stories with Caroline Brewer

October 6, 2020

“We as women have so much to be grateful for and a reason for hope.” Caroline Brewer is the Director of Marketing and Communications at the Audubon Naturalist Society in Chevy Chase, MD. She grew up in Indiana and was grateful to have had ample green space available to explore, including a small farm that

Expanding the Harvest (Recipes Included!)

October 5, 2020

Harvest time – where an explosion of summer’s abundance is met with the fragrant smells and colors of autumn first breath. There is so much joy to be had from picking out oddly shaped squashes, being dazzled by golden tones, or feeling the slow creep of crispness in the air. As things begin to wind

Experts seek to bridge the gap between environmental quality and public health

October 5, 2020

Chesapeake Bay Program’s Citizens Advisory Committee holds panel to address the need for inclusive, community-driven solutions.

Volunteer Position – Citizens Advisory Committee

October 1, 2020

The Chesapeake Bay Program’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is seeking new members and is currently creating a pool of interested candidates.

Defining Our Bay Community: A Reflection on Hispanic Heritage Month

September 30, 2020

The many stakeholders working to strengthen the Chesapeake Bay watershed are truly phenomenal. From conservationists to sportsmen, foundations, governments, businesses, and houses of worship, the Bay gives us so much and we work to give back. I give back by helping to enhance our watershed’s environmental resilience, many others focus on economic stability or community

Providing Equitable Access to Green Spaces in Richmond, VA

September 24, 2020

At the beginning of the year, a “Green Team” of community partners was formed to help the Mayor identify the city-owned land that would become parks and to recommend policies to put in place to ensure the future of these parks. The Alliance’s VA State Director, Nissa Dean, and RiverWise Program Manager, Christina Bonini, served on the Mayor’s Green Team alongside other members of Richmond’s conservation community.

Welcoming Our New CMC Intern, Christell Azuaje

September 24, 2020

  Christell Azuaje (she/her/hers pronouns) will be joining the Virginia Water Quality Monitoring Initiative team as an intern. Christell is a current senior at Virginia Commonwealth University pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology. She loves being involved on her campus serving as the president of the Nature Appreciation & Community