Staff Blog

[Press Release] The Alliance Partners with NOAA and NAAEE to Offer Watershed STEM Education Grants

June 23, 2020

“From working with new partners, providing training about using the outdoors as an extension to classroom learning to providing MWEE experiences in an after-school setting, I feel hopeful about this opportunity. Despite all the challenges we face in 2020-2021 school year, we will continue to empower students and teachers in RPS to make tough environmental decisions and build a resilient community,” said Meredeth Dash, RiverWise Schools Project Coordinator for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

Welcoming Two New Faces to the Alliance!

June 18, 2020

The Alliance is excited to welcome two new faces! Jake Solyst joins us as the Web Content Specialist for the Chesapeake Bay Program Communications Office, and Lydia Martin joins us as our Green Infrastructure Coordinator in our Pennsylvania office. Jake Solyst has several years of content production and social media experience, and while he dabbles

Our Commitment to All Chesapeake Bay Communities

June 18, 2020

The mission of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is to bring together communities, companies, and conservationists to improve our lands and waters. As an organization, we know we must do a better job of addressing social injustices through our work to restore our Watershed. The Alliance has taken purposeful steps to raise awareness around and address diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice issues and opportunities internally for several years. These are the Alliance’s commitments to our staff, partners, and constituents to continue to advance these efforts in the immediate future.

Celebrating Carol Newill, A Project Clean Stream Champion

June 17, 2020

While Project Clean Stream (PCS) is rescheduled for the fall , that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating our past accomplishments and planning ahead for future events.  We thought this would be the perfect time to recognize our incredible volunteers,especially those that lead Project Clean Stream events year after year. One name that kept appearing when

Virtual Events to Attend to Celebrate Juneteenth

June 17, 2020

What is Juneteenth? According to History of Juneteenth ©, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19th 1865, Union army general Gordon Granger’s read the federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas proclaiming that all enslaved persons in the U.S. state of Texas were

Chesapeake Watershed Forum Goes Virtual

June 17, 2020

The 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum “Climate Resiliency in a Changing Chesapeake Watershed“ Late October 2020 (dates coming soon!) // Online When it comes to the Chesapeake Watershed Forum, your safety and comfort is our chief concern. It is with this in mind we announce our decision to move this year’s Forum online. While it disappoints us not to gather together in person, we know that the Alliance and

Board Member Spotlight: Andy Field

June 17, 2020

“After self-quarantining for two months, I bore the living daylights out of myself and can’t imagine anyone else wanting to hear what I might have to say.” This was the first thing Andy told me when I called her to interview her for this month’s Board Member spotlight. I said I was sure she had

Year of the Woman: Rebecca Stack

June 17, 2020

The Alliance is featuring influential women of the Chesapeake during the Year of The Woman.  This month, our very own Queen Richardson wrote a blog about one of her mentors, Rebecca Stack. Check out Queen’s blog below. This month’s Year of the Woman feature is Rebecca Stack, the owner and sole principal of Designgreen, LLC,

Of Willows and Willow Flycatchers

June 15, 2020

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We Are An Alliance of Allies

June 5, 2020

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement during this turbulent and important time of national discourse on historic pain and trauma due to a legacy of systemic racism in our country. The Alliance believes that clean water and equal access to nature are civil rights that impact

Live in an apartment? Here’s how you can help reduce stormwater runoff!

May 11, 2020

Living in an apartment and working in residential stormwater management has always felt a little strange. I’ve installed hundreds of rain gardens and planted thousands of native plants but the best my home can boast is an umbrella bush that fends for itself on the balcony. I have saved a ton of water by forgetting

Five Ways to Appreciate the Outdoors from Inside

May 11, 2020

Here are five ways to appreciate the outdoors from inside!   1.Wildlife Watching: Look out your window!   The spring is a wonderful time to look out your window and admire the wildlife. Animals are coming out of hibernation and feeling active. Birds are probably waking you up in the morning with their chirps or you