The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will host its second annual Native Plant Social at its headquarters in Annapolis. They will give away FREE native plants (One per person, and while supplies lasts; additional plants for sale.) There will be local refreshments and native plants, as well as a kid’s corner, a pop-up farmers market, and other interactive activities.
Alliance staff will be present to help handout the native plants provide information about the plants, and answer any questions about the Alliance and the work it does.
Rain date: Sunday, September 13.
Questions? Contact Lucy Heller at email@example.com
Normally held in the spring, now postponed to the National Day of Service, September 11.
Project Clean Stream will kick off to coincide with National Day of Service and Remembrance with cleanups taking place across the watershed. It will run through Fall 2020.
Every spring, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to pick up trash from local streams, creeks, rivers, parks, and neighborhoods as part of the Alliance’s Project Clean Stream — the largest cleanup event in the Chesapeake Bay region.
Through Project Clean Stream, the Alliance offers hands-on opportunities through partnership with residents, local businesses, environmental organizations, local governments, community groups, houses of worship, schools and universities, to come together to take action to restore clean waters to local streams, creeks, and rivers! Volunteers have the opportunity to pick-up trash in their communities, discover how their everyday decisions affect the overall health of their local waterways, and ultimately foster a healthier and more sustainable relationship with the Chesapeake.
The Alliance works with site captains to coordinate local cleanup events, and provides cleanup supplies such as trash bags and gloves.
Join the Watershed Stewards Academy’s Tree Troopers for an Invasive Species Q&A via Google Meet featuring Bud Reaves, Anne Arundel County Forester, and Craig Highfield, the Director of Forest Programs for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.
They will discuss invasive plant species, how they affect our forest canopy, and how to properly control them. In preparation for the conversation, review these great resources that the Anne Arundel County Weed Resistance put together for Class 12 Steward Candidates: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
To join, please RSVP to Alyssa Brummitt: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in installing a rain barrel at your home? Do you have a rain barrel but aren’t sure how to use and maintain it?
Join the Erin O’Grady, the Alliance’s DC Programs Manager, for an “Ask Me Anything” conversation about rain barrels on Facebook Live.
Erin will provide a general overview of information on the benefits of rain barrels, as well as the installation, use, and maintenance of these stormwater best management practices. Come prepared with any general rain barrel questions you have for a Q&A session.
To join, like the Alliance on Facebook for updates and go to the Alliance’s page at the event start time to be a part of the conversation! Can’t make the event? The Alliance will share the presentation on social media after the Facebook Live session.
Stay tuned for future “Ask Me Anything” presentations by liking the Alliance on Facebook.
We’re cooking up a great way for us to get together — it’s a virtual Green Drinks on Facebook Watch, Thursday, April 2!
Going online, we’re focusing on “The Flowers and the Trees” to follow our February Green Drinks theme which was “The Birds and the Bees.” And although the flowers are beautiful and in bloom, we’ll turn our attention to the trees, highlighting all the benefits trees give us.
So, join us in the spirit of trying something new in our emerging virtual world and to have some fun while learning great things!
Eastport Yacht Club presents a Zoom talk by Kate Fritz, Executive Director of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Anyone can join the Zoom meeting and listen in and ask questions.
Kate will focus on three large-scale trends occurring across the Chesapeake Bay region right now and will provide thoughts on the future of the Chesapeake Bay movement in this time of rapid change. Come ready to ask your most burning question about the state of the Bay.
To join, go to https://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 933 245 044
New to Zoom? Here’s info from EYC:
- We will open up the Zoom Meeting at 6:45 pm to allow everyone to check their connection and device setup.
- If you plan to participate from a mobile device, we recommend you install the ZOOM app instead of using a browser.
- Here is an audio number that you may use instead of using Zoom on a computer or other device. If you use that option, you will not be able to ask questions because the easiest way for us to take questions will be through written questions in the Zoom app. 301-715-8592
- If you are having difficulty connecting, please call the club, 410-267-9549, and ask for Assistant GM, Dan McQuay. Depending on what the issues is, he may be able to assist you in getting connected.
Presented by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival brings together selections of films that inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the Earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see 10 award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.
Early bird tickets available October 15 – November 21, 2019. Thereafter ticket prices will increase and be on sale until the day of the Film Festival or until they’re sold out.
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 14th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum (held November 15 – 17, 2019 in Shepherdstown, WV) is a watershed-wide event reaching over 400 restoration and protection practitioners annually to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. We share successful tools and techniques, build capacities of local organizations and governments, foster partnerships, educate on new initiatives, network among each other, and celebrate our successes.
Our theme for 2019, “Better Together: Diverse and Innovative Collaborations for the Chesapeake Watershed,” intends to highlight collaborative models from the Chesapeake Bay Watershed that accelerate the protection and restoration of its lands and waters. We seek to understand what gives these collaborations staying power, to explore new roles for the veterans of the Chesapeake Bay restoration movement, to identify opportunities to engage non-traditional stakeholders and work cross-sectors, and to learn how to strengthen partnerships by following the principles of equity in order to create a diverse and inclusive movement.
Registration is closed but sponsorships are available.
Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for a morning of socializing with other local businesses, learning about the work the Alliance is doing, and participating in fun fall activities.
FREE native plants (one per family while supplies last), apple cider, and donuts along with fun fall activities such as pumpkin painting and bird feeder making. Tours of the Alliance headquarters will be available.