Staff Blog

Oysters in Your Backyard

May 28, 2019

“I now have a bat house, a duck house, and essentially an oyster house.” -My dad, after we finished putting the oysters in off our dock. After about 20 years of living on the Eastern Shore, my dad has grown a fondness for the wildlife in the area. In October I wrote an article titled,

Sustainable Food for Thought

May 21, 2019

When you’re out ordering dinner at a restaurant, do you stop to consider the source of your food? Whether it’s vegetables or prime rib or a crab cake, it’s not hard to imagine that “eating local’ can benefit the overall community.

Presenting Richmond’s First Ever Crab Cake Week with 30 Participating Restaurants!

May 13, 2019

Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay presents  “Crab Cake Week” in Richmond, VA Over 30 restaurants participating from June 1st – June 9th Richmond, VA (May, 10 2019) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is partnering with 30 restaurants in Richmond,

A Call to Action: Robert Whitescarver’s “Swoope Almanac”

May 10, 2019

Robert Whitescarver is an environmentalist, farmer, bird enthusiast, and although he finds it can be perceived negatively, he is a proud “tree hugger”— and that is all just in his free time. Professionally, Whitescarver is a watershed restoration scientist, educator, and writer. In his new book, “Swoope Almanac,” he brings together all of these passions to

Earth Month & National Volunteer Month at The Alliance

May 3, 2019

April was a big month at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay between Earth Month and National Volunteer Month! On Saturday, April 27th staff tabled at events all around the watershed — ranging from working with kids to plant seedlings at Quiet Water Park in Annapolis, MD, to providing a professional development training for teachers

The Alliance Launches First Ever Crab Cake Week in Richmond, VA!

May 3, 2019

To celebrate Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week this year, the Alliance is launching a new initiative in Richmond, VA. During the 1st week of June 2019 (June 1st – 9th), we will be presenting the city’s first ever Crab Cake Week with 30 restaurants participating.

Binford Middle School Project Honored for its Creativity

May 3, 2019

Taking a School by Storm, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s schoolyard retrofit project at Binford Middle School in Richmond, VA, received an honorable mention in the Ultra-Urban category for the 2019 Best Urban Best Management Practice in the Bay Award (BUBBA) contest! This contest is held annually by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network, and the

A Glimpse into the Local Government Advisory Committee’s Quarterly Meeting

May 3, 2019

The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC) to the Chesapeake Executive Council made its first visit to Delaware this past March, meeting in the Town of Laurel. LGAC had the pleasure of experiencing the Eastern Shore by taking an interactive dive into the Town of Laurel itself, and engaging with a panel of local mayors. During

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.

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Attention Maryland landowners: Tree planting opportunity available

April 5, 2019


The FIDS are Alright?

April 5, 2019


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