Join or start a cleanup this spring! Get outside with your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors and pick up some trash. more
Only a strong and diverse coalition of committed people, communities, organizations, businesses and governments will be able to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. A personal connection between residents of the Bay watershed and their local stream or river is the most vital relationship in our work. People will care for and protect that which they know and love. The Alliance works to create this connection by providing educational experiences and access to resources enabling a diverse coalition of committed people, communities, organizations, businesses and governments to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. Long known as the neutral broker on Bay information we take seriously our role to engage and educate the citizens and communities that call the Chesapeake Bay Watershed their home.
Our projects bring people together to get dirty and to take on shared conservation challenges while exposing them to the natural world that exists, often just outside their door. These community projects, web resources, and cultural events engender a love of the region and empower adults and youth to take action towards protecting and restoring the Bay and its rivers.
Since 1990, the Alliance has worked with local river conservation organizations across the Bay watershed to hold week-long paddling and camping trips that celebrate rich history and ecology of the rivers that make the Chesapeake Bay unique… more
The Alliance coordinates and implements media relations and public outreach efforts for the Bay Program. This includes media events,outreach events, videos and other educational resources… more
The Chesapeake Network is a community of organizations and individuals working to protect and restore the land and waters of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Our online community facilitates networking and cooperation among its members… more
Each year the Alliance challenges citizens to explore watershed issues and experience environmental concerns from differing perspectives through the power of film and other media. more
Project Clean Stream connects citizens with local watershed and community groups and provides a meaningful outdoor experience through outdoor volunteerism. Annually, over 5,000 volunteers remove 300,000lbs of trash from all Chesapeake Bay states. more
The Alliance’s Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Program is a regional network of 50 trained volunteers who perform weekly water quality tests. Five Water Quality Report Cards have been released… more
On Tuesday April 7th, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay hosted the 5th annual Stormy Awards ceremony at the Annual Stormwater Partners Retreat in Shepherdstown, WV. The Stormy Award is given to the partners who submit the best short stormwater video. Stormwater Partners were invited… more
Businesses are a powerful force, so the Alliance is putting that towards citizen engagement. Learn how employee engagement has been a large piece of Project Clean Stream. more
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! more