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By-the-Numbers: Alliance and Partners Plant Over 69,500 Trees this Spring!

April 26, 2019

A landscape photo, taken in the middle of a creek facing upstream, with rows of tree tubes on each side of the stream protecting newly planted trees in the surrounding fields.

The Alliance…

Attention Maryland landowners: Tree planting opportunity available

April 5, 2019

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The FIDS are Alright?

April 5, 2019

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A Native Plant Meditation Garden at Faith Community Baptist Church

April 3, 2019

In May 2018, the Alliance began working with Faith Community Baptist Church in Richmond, VA  on a project to create a community garden on its property to battle food insecurity and help preserve the James River watershed. In addition to the community garden, we’ve helped implement a new rainwater harvesting system and a rain garden

An Act of Faith on the Anacostia River

April 3, 2019

On a beautiful and sunny Saturday morning, a group of 45 volunteers gathered on a foot bridge spanning…

Leading Ladies of the Local Government Advisory Committee: Celebrating Women’s History Month

March 30, 2019

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Spotlighting Six of the Women in Leadership at the Alliance

March 8, 2019

In honor of International Women’s Day, we are spotlighting a few of the amazing women who are a part of our leadership team, and who shape the work that we do every day to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. Check out six of the incredible women who help lead our watershed-wide

Halfway Through My Chesapeake Conservation Corps Internship

March 8, 2019

This month marks the half way point in my year long internship with the Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC), which is a great time for reflection on my work so far and a cause for celebration looking forward to my end of the year project. The CCC program was formed to help young adults pursue a

Project Highlight: Covington Road Tree Planting

March 7, 2019

On a cold, rainy Richmond day in February, dozens of Alliance volunteers rallied together for a planting day! Volunteers planted over 50 native trees in a riparian area along Reedy Creek in Richmond, VA. Partners involved in making the event a success were Reedy Creek Coalition, Richmond VA Parks and Rec, and Richmond Tree Stewards.

Replacing a Gray Funnel with a Green Filter

March 7, 2019

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently awarded the Museum a grant to enhance and expand its green infrastructure efforts. Two of the most ambitious and visible projects include converting nearly three acres of paved surface parking lot into civic green space and installing an advanced bioretention system to clean and retain the rainwater that falls onto a nearly one-acre-large parking deck being built beside the Museum.

A Reading List of Books about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

March 6, 2019

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Live Staking: A Trusty Technique for Planting Trees and Shrubs on the Cheap

March 4, 2019

Buckets of freshly cut live stakes are stored in the back of a car.

Live staking (or propagation by cutting) almost seems too good to be true. Cut a stem from certain species of trees and shrubs and drive it…