Staff Blog

Partnering with Pomerantz Marketing for Cleaner Water

June 11, 2018

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is excited to be partnering with Pomerantz Marketing in 2018 as a part of their Pom in the Community program! President and Strategy Director of Pomerantz Marketing, Kathy Floam-Greenspan, is passionate about her life on the Chesapeake Bay as an Annapolis resident, avid boater and nature lover. By aligning

The Rubrum Cunundrum

June 8, 2018

Red maple

Over the vast many years that I have been interacting with our region’s forest practitioners and enthusiasts, I have observed that many of us harbor a profound and deep emotional relationship to particular species of trees. These emotions run the gamut from effusive adoration to downright animosity. Some species are almost unanimous in the passions

10 Chesapeake-Native Trees and Shrubs to plant this Spring

May 8, 2018

It’s spring, and with the season comes the joys of gardening and landscaping. Are you planning to landscape with native plants this year? If so, don’t forget to include shrubs and trees in the mix! There are many benefits of adding natives to your property. The addition of native trees and shrubs into your landscape

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Board Members

April 18, 2018

Press Release Media Contact: Mary-Angela Hardwick Email: Office: 443-949-0575 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Board Members (April 13, 2018 – Annapolis, MD) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announces the election of three new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board members are Shawn Kimbro, Brian

Trout in the Classroom

April 5, 2018

Trout are excellent ambassadors of forested landscapes. They are widely fished for recreation, economically important, and downright charismatic, especially the stunning native brook trout. People are proud of their “brookies”, and with a little bit of education quickly become passionate about forest health to provide the clean, cool water for treasured trout populations. Trout Unlimited’s

Multimedia Intern – CBP Communications

March 16, 2018

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: CBP Communications – Multimedia Intern The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay seeks a Multimedia Intern for its Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Communications Office in Annapolis, Maryland. This is summer 2018 position. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 13, 2018. Project Description: The CBP Communications Office uses photography, video and text to produce original

March, the Sweetest Time of the Year!

March 7, 2018

INTRODUCTION The weather is starting to warm up as we enter early spring, which means maple syrup season is here! Maple sugaring is the centuries-old American tradition of tapping maple trees for their sap. Maple sugaring is a hallmark industry of our eastern forests, but this industry is now at risk due to the effects

10 Ways You Can Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

February 28, 2018

1. Clean your hiking and fishing gear While you may just be trying to take a leisurely hike through your nearest trail, or catch some fish in a local stream or river, you could be unknowingly collecting invasive species from your boots and waders as you hike and fish. Make sure to spray and wipe

More Than Just A Stream Cleanup

February 21, 2018

  Every year between March and the first week of June, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to clean up their local communities as a part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream (PCS) —the largest trash cleanup initiative in the Chesapeake Bay region! For over 15 years, the support provided

The Rugged Ruffed Grouse: Heartbeat of our Winter Forests

February 9, 2018

Wintry weather can take a toll on year-round wildlife residents of mid-Atlantic and northeastern forests. For roughly one third of the year, regional forests offer little protective broadleaf cover from predators and the elements, have limited food sources, and are frequently inundated with snow. In response to these lean and harsh months, many woodland species

Resolve to do the best you can to advance clean water in 2018

January 12, 2018

As we start to turn the page on 2017, I wanted to brainstorm some ideas for resolutions we can share as a community for 2018. The new year is a time to reflect on where we’ve been and what we’ve accomplished in the past year and to commit to new habits and practices moving forward.

New Year, New Chesapeake Forests Projects!

January 9, 2018

The start of a new year is perfect timing to highlight the new and exciting projects that the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s forest team will be rolling out in 2018. This work will serve landowners and local communities in their efforts to restore woodlands and manage for healthier forests and wildlife habitat throughout the