Staff Blog

2019’s Local Government Forum: Stormwater & Green Infrastructure Workforce Development

October 18, 2019

The Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), in conjunction with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), held its 2019 Local Government Forum on September 11th, 2019 at the National Conservation and Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV. The Local Government Forum is an annual problem-solving and strategic planning

Five Oyster Recipes to Try This Fall

October 17, 2019

October marks the beginning of oyster season in Maryland and Virginia. It is also National Seafood month! And what better way to celebrate than by cooking the seasonally appropriate seafood: oysters! Here are five great oyster recipes to try out this Fall! 1. Oyster Stew Recipe from Ingredients:  4 tablespoons butter 1 large onion,

Kicking Off Oyster Season with Events Across the Chesapeake

October 17, 2019

Oysters are a delicacy of the Chesapeake Bay region. Locals eat them raw, steamed, fried, grilled, baked, in casseroles, soups, stews, bisques, and even in drinks. While the bivalves can be eaten year round, they are the best in the colder months of September through April because during the warmer months oysters tend to be

Alliance Receives $400,000 for Two Innovative Conservation Projects

October 10, 2019

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Funds will provide cost-share dollars for dairy farmers and launch a new lawn conversion program Lancaster, PA (October 10, 2019) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) recently received two $200,000 grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support two separate conservation programs in the Mid-Atlantic region. The

3rd Annual Sportsmen’s Forum

October 2, 2019

On Friday, September 20th the Alliance hosted our 3rd annual Sportsmen’s Forum at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area outside of Lancaster, PA. It was a successful day full of presentations and discussions from both conservationists and sportsmen and women. The day even included a much needed ice cream break thanks to Turkey Hill Dairy! Presentations

Correctional Conservation Collaborative Trains New Generation of Riparian Forest Buffer Professionals

October 2, 2019

On a sweltering July afternoon, a handful of conservation professionals walked through a cornfield in Huntingdon County Pennsylvania, heading towards a stream. While that alone would be commonplace, this cadre was accompanied by a group that was far from ordinary: 20 inmates at Huntingdon State Correctional Institution and their correctional officers. They stopped a few

Alliance Program Assistant Shares Her Passion for A Healthy Ecosystem At Executive Council Meeting

October 2, 2019

            The Alliance’s RiverSmart Homes Program Assistant, Queen Richardson, spoke at the annual Chesapeake Executive Council meeting in September about her experience with green jobs programs in the District, and how it helped launch her into her career working toward a healthy Chesapeake watershed. You can read the speech she

Alliance Board Member Honored by DC Appleseed As “Sustainable Living and Leading” Recipient

October 1, 2019

Dennis Chestnut has been a Board Member of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay since 2015 and championed enacting a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resolution that was adopted by the Board in January of 2017. He has also steered the Board’s DEI Committee, liaised with staff about staff-led DEI efforts, and traveled across the

Pennsylvania State Director Honored by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences As Outstanding Recent Alumnae

October 1, 2019

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Pennsylvania State Director, Jenna Mitchell, was recently selected as one of five to be honored with Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences 2019 Outstanding Alumni Awards. The awards recognize the alumni for their achievements and provide opportunities for recipients to interact with the college’s faculty, students, and other alumni.

Alliance Hosts Green Infrastructure Trainings en Español!

September 30, 2019

During September, the Alliance hosted two green infrastructure trainings taught entirely in Spanish. Through key partnerships with DC’s Department of Energy and the Environment and the non-profit EcoLatinos, participants at both the rain barrel and rain garden trainings were able to leave with increased stormwater knowledge, technical know-how for the successful installation of stormwater best

Luck Companies’ 2019 Impact Report Highlights their Environmental Ethic

September 30, 2019

Luck Companies newly released Impact Report highlights their vision to positively impact the people and communities they serve and their dedication to improving the environment.

6th Graders Learn About the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

September 30, 2019

The Alliance is proud to be a partner in BWISE (Bay Watershed in Science Education)! In addition to training teachers this summer in MWEE (Meaningful Watershed Education Experience), the program recently connected students with Virginia Public Media and Light House Studio to create their own videos.