Staff Blog

Working Together to Strengthen DC’s Green Job Workforce

November 3, 2019

“No other city that I know of has convened a meeting like this,” expressed Andrew Moore of the National League of Cities, commenting on the DC Workforce Development and Green Jobs Roundtable that was created by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in partnership with the Department of Energy and Environment and the National League

BWISE in Action

November 3, 2019

Since September, field trips for Henrico County 6th graders to Maymont have continued to be a great success. As part of the BWISE (Bay Watershed in Science and Education) program, students have been exploring the concept of watershed through hands-on testing of the Maymont creeks and participating in history, art and math stations. Enjoy this video that highlights all the great work done this Fall!

More Money, More Monitoring

November 2, 2019

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay hosted the 2019 Virginia Citizens for Water Quality Summit on October 19th, in Ashland, VA as a Forum Plus event. The summit’s theme was “More Money, More Monitoring” and focused on creating diverse partnerships in order to expand monitoring efforts throughout the Commonwealth.

The Local Government Advisory Committee Wanders Virginia’s Waterways!

November 1, 2019

The Virginia delegation of the Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council was pleased to host its first ever bus tour entitled Wandering Virginia’s Waterways last week! Virginia LGAC members: Richard Baugh, Councilmember, City of Harrisonburg, Ruby Brabo, Supervisor, King George County, Jasmine Gore, Mayor, City of Hopewell, and Andria McClellan, Councilmember, City

Chesapeake Bay Halloween Costume Ideas

October 29, 2019

Chessie the Sea Monster     The spookiest creature you can find in the Chesapeake Bay is Chessie, the Chesapeake Bay sea monster! Chessie is a monster said to be spotted in the Chesapeake Bay, and is ranked as 8th by Animal Planet’s “Top Ten Scariest Sea Monsters”! Be prepared to terrify your friends and

Otherworldly Creatures: you have to see it to believe it!

October 29, 2019

Photograph of a monkey slug.

Folklore is…

Goblin’s Gold

October 29, 2019

Photo of Goblin's Gold (Schistostega pennata)

Are you…

Forests for the BATS Part IV: Riparian Forest Buffers for Bats

October 28, 2019

Our streams…

From the Grave: Dead Man’s Fingers

October 28, 2019

Photo of the fungus, Dead Man's Fingers (Xylaria polymorpha)

You’re walking…

20 Acres of Trees Being Planted at Local School

October 24, 2019

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 Acres of Trees Being Planted at Local School DCNR, Penn State, and the Alliance Partner to Help Improve Pennsylvania’s Water Quality Manchester, PA (October 24, 2019) Today, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) joined Cindy Dunn, secretary

Restoration Project Spotlight: Creating Spotted Turtle Habitat in Southern Maryland

October 24, 2019

Aligning with our mission to bring together communities, companies, and conservationists to improve our lands and waters, the Alliance strives to protect habitats and ecosystems in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. With the prevailing threat of climate change, deforestation, and development pressures, many ecosystems and animal species are rapidly losing their habitat and vegetation which they

A Visit From the Reaper

October 23, 2019

It was an early autumn evening while sitting in repose in a stately northern red oak tree (Quercus rubra) that I recount a rather haunting tale of intrigue and misunderstanding. I had just settled in to the second hour of self-imposed confinement eighteen feet above the forest floor. My mind had already broken free from