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The Pages of Black History – Every Month

DEIJ, also commonly framed as DEI, JEDI, EDI, REI, or REDI, is an acronym based on the ideals of enhancing social justice, often standing for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. When framing this at an organizational level, we can break it down as such: “Diversity is bringing those with a unique perspective or life experience …

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Global Trends the Chesapeake Community Can’t Ignore

Last year, as we at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay celebrated our 50th anniversary, we had a great time looking through our archives. It was also enlightening; we uncovered so many photos, partnership letters, project reports, and board meeting minutes — all of which helped us piece together where the organization has been in …

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Building on Our Pennsylvania Agriculture Success in Maryland

After experiencing so much success with the Agriculture Program in Pennsylvania, the Alliance recently expanded its agricultural conservation efforts to Maryland and Virginia. I was hired as the Maryland Agriculture Projects Coordinator in October 2021. My task is to use the Alliance’s success in Pennsylvania as a template to pioneer new agricultural work in Maryland. …

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Winter Garden Care

The temps are dropping, and there’s no shortage of snow. What does that mean for your garden? Is it time to do a little maintenance, or is it best to leave it be? From pruning and snow management to garden repair and invasive control, our winter care tips PDF has the straightforward advice you need …

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“Tree Talk” Turns Three!

Some of my wonderful coworkers here at the Alliance have noticed that our little plant identification YouTube series, Tree Talk, has been going on for three years as of this January. It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed, but looking at the early videos it’s clear that I’ve grown both older and …

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Chesapeake Network Redesign Launch

We are excited to announce, after a couple of years of working towards improving our resource, The Chesapeake Network we will be launching an updated version on January 31st! Based on user testing, user interviews, and surveys we came up with the following updates to the network we felt would help improve the user experience.

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Igniting Solutions at the 4th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

On Thursday, January 13, the Alliance will host its 4th Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Each year, the anticipation for the film fest feels bigger and bigger. For anyone who has attended this event in the past, I am sure you are familiar with the lasting impression the film festival leaves. There is a fire …

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The Fast Lane to Stewardship

Can you imagine the scale of our impact if each of us took one of the 18 million individuals under our wing, showed them the extraordinary value of our watershed, and put them in the fast lane to Chesapeake Bay stewardship?

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50 Stories for Our 50th Highlight

50 Stories for Our 50th: A Look back at Our Favorites It should come as no surprise by now that in 2021 The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay celebrated its 50th anniversary. As a recognition and a way to share our work over the years, we completed 50 unique stories. The stories included blog posts, …

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‘Tis the Season (For Pruning Your Trees)!

Winter is here, bringing colder and shorter days that drive many of us indoors. For those who are looking to keep busy outside despite the weather, consider braving the cold this winter because the season of tree pruning is upon us!

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