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Project Clean Stream

Project Clean Stream will kick off on September 11th, 2020 with cleanups taking place across the watershed, and will run through Fall of 2020! Click Here to Find A Cleanup Near You! Click Here to Register A Cleanup If you are looking to volunteer or register an event in

Bagging the Plastic in Our Urban Streams!

Volunteers cleaning trash during Project Clean Stream cleanup in 2008. Photo courtesy of Kim Hairston. We were knee-deep in a small, murky stream in Richmond, Virginia, and our trash bags were prematurely heavy. Barely ten meters from our starting point at a road culvert, our bags contained countless food wrappers, Styrofoam cups, cans

Project Clean Stream 2016 Results Show Best Year Ever!

Project Clean Stream 2016 Results Show Best Year Ever! Largest number of volunteers and biggest Chesapeake impact since 2002 launch Project Clean Stream volunteers hold bags of trash collected at cleanup event. Download the full press release (.pdf)   Annapolis, MD (June 10, 2016) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Fall Cleanup in Richmond, VA

On September 14, Alliance’s Richmond office participated in the 14th Annual James River Regional Cleanup in the Bellemeade Community in Richmond’s southside. A wonderful group of 48 volunteers removed 68 bags of trash along with multiple bike frames, tires, and even grass hula skirts from the creek and the neighborhood. In total more

Project Clean Stream, Breaking Barriers and Engaging Communities

This spring the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay held its 12th annual Project Clean Stream bringing together communities and watershed organizations for stream and neighborhood cleanups throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Project Clean Stream is an annual stream cleanup that gets volunteers involved with their local neighborhood and the environment and builds personal stewardship

Working to Build a Watershed of Environmental Stewards

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream returns on April 2nd to kick off its 13th year of helping residents across the Chesapeake watershed become stewards of their local streams and rivers. What began Baltimore in 2002 as a small local stream cleanup, Project Clean Stream has grown into the largest regional

Impacting Lives, Improving Water Quality in Richmond, VA

The Alliance has been working hard with partners and residents for the past three weeks to install 13 rain gardens and BayScapes for homeowners in the Bellemeade Community.   This project is taking place as part of the larger Goode’s Creek Coalition’s Walkable Watershed Project. The Alliance has been partnered with the City of

Environmental Stewardship with Businesses

Project Clean Stream volunteer Shalisa Hutt poses with her daugher and nephews during cleanup of the Coty Cox Branch of the Wicomico River in Salisbury, Md. Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program. Project Clean Stream had an amazing turnout for 2014! This year 7,500 volunteers helped restore over 260 sites in the

2014 Cleanups Set New Records – 425,000 Pounds of Trash!

This year (2014) marked another record setting year for Project Clean Stream. With over 7,000 volunteers at 250 cleanup sites we were able to bring in over 425,000 lbs of trash! As we continue to grow each year, it’s essential to thank our sponsors and volunteers. Read Our Volunteer Thank-You Project Clean Stream

Clean Water Act 40th Anniversary

October 18, 2012                                                                                   Tweets about “#CleanWaterAct” Today, 40 years ago in 1972, the Clean

Can you give a day to your local stream?

Over the last few months, working for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, I have had a chance to experience how local watershed and citizen groups and volunteers work together and respond to a cause like Project Clean Stream. Our partners, local and regional groups like Blue Water Baltimore, the Sassafras River

March 2014

Spring events (cleanups, tree plantings, field trips and workshops); DC Garden Party; Hiring for READY summer youth jobs; and the Annapolis Film Festival Environmental Showcase.

Join the Alliance for Project Clean Stream this Spring!

The Alliance’s united day of service, April 11, is only days away! But fear not, because you can still sign up to volunteer at a site near you. Choose from the hundreds of cleanups we have registered across the Chesapeake Bay’s watershed. And even though most of our cleanups are registered, we are still scheduling

Project Clean Stream Breaking Records

This year, 648 Project Clean Stream sites were registered throughout all 6 Chesapeake Bay states and the District of Columbia. In comparison, in 2014 262 sites were registered. The success of Project Clean Stream is thanks to the many new partnerships we have made with watershed organizations, neighborhood associations and Keep America Beautiful affiliates. With this

Record Year for Project Clean Stream

This year, we had 700 Project Clean Stream sites, well exceeding our goal of 500 sites and last year's record of 262 sites. We couldn't have reached these goals without our amazing sponsors. All of our sponsors organized company cleanups, including MOM's Organic Market and Perdue. Almost 1,000 Perdue employees picked up over 62,000 pounds

Think Spring! Think Clean Up! Take Action! Volunteer for Project Clean Stream!

Sign up today! Join us at one of thousands of sites across the Chesapeake watershed! Be part of the largest regional spring cleanup! Our goal this year is 60,000 volunteers at 3,000 sites! We need your help to tap into new neighborhoods, schools, community associations, businesses, houses of worship, and others to help get people

There's Still Time to Volunteer for Project Clean Stream this Spring!

Sign up to volunteer at a Project Clean Stream site near you. Choose from the thousands of cleanups we have registered across the Chesapeake Bay watershed throughout the spring starting on April 2nd! To start a cleanup for your community, your company, or your congregation, please contact Joanna at Don’t forget to share your


The Alliance works hard throughout the year planting trees, organizing trash cleanups, and engaging citizens, local governments and businesses to work towards a cleaner, healthier Chesapeake Bay. Your support helps us continue this vital work.   Donate today to help get the job done! »   Post by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Alliance is restoring and promoting the conservation of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed rivers, streams, and forests through programs that span throughout all six Chesapeake Bay states and Washington, D.C. These programs are encompassing, and include everything from tree plantings to elected official engagement, from public mass scale trash cleanups to environmental science

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BELIEVE IN CLEAN WATER Your donation will go directly toward Alliance programs that improve water quality, including tree plantings, stream cleanups, and rain garden installations. BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE Your donation will ensure that your children, grandchildren, and all future generations have clean water and a healthy environment to live in. Dear Friend of the