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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 16, 2022

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Seeks Proposals for Conservation Landscaping Design

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) is seeking designers for a conservation landscaping project in partnership with Bowie State University (BSU). The project will be installed by volunteers and should be designed in such a way which will allow it to be implemented and maintained by novice gardeners. The goal of this project, which…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Clean Up Event in Project Clean Stream

Posted August 17, 2022

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Richmond Clean-Up – PCS Fall Kick-Off Event

Kick-off our fall Project Clean Stream volunteer events with the Alliance at our Richmond Office in the Manchester neighborhood. Refreshments will be provided. Limited parking is available at our office, as well as ample street parking.

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 9, 2021

Registration Now Open for the 2021 Chesapeake Watershed Forum (November 1 – 5, 2021)!

The 16th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum “The Future is Now: Getting to (and Moving Beyond) 2025” | November 1 – 5, 2021 Registration and Scholarship Applications Now Open! Forum registration covers three days of virtual sessions and plenary speaker presentations, participation in virtual and in-person networking activities, in-person pre-Forum field trips, and access to session recordings and…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 2, 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021: Webinar: The Influence of Municipal Pruning Practices on Urban Forest Health and Storm Resilience

Webinar: The Influence of Municipal Pruning Practices on Urban Forest Health and Storm Resilience Municipalities across the U.S. are increasingly challenged to fund and perform systematic tree pruning activities that enhance urban tree health and longevity, maximize ecosystem service benefits, improve climate and storm resilience, and minimize public risk. Only (46%) of 667 U.S. communities…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 7, 2020

Save the Date: 2020 Virtual Watershed Forum Registration

Registration Opens August 24th for the 2020 Virtual Chesapeake Watershed Forum Please join us for the 2020 Virtual Chesapeake Watershed Forum! October 29 – 30, 2020 // Half Days, Morning to Early Afternoon While we will miss seeing everyone in person this year, the Alliance is excited to be able to continue the tradition of…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 17, 2020

Fill Out Our Virtual Chesapeake Watershed Forum Survey!

The 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum “Climate Resiliency in a Changing Chesapeake Watershed” Late October 2020 (dates coming soon!) // Online The Chesapeake Watershed Forum is going virtual for 2020, and we want to hear from you! We suspect you might want a different experience from the virtual Forum than with the in-person event. For…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted June 11, 2020

The Chesapeake Watershed Forum is Going Virtual!

The 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum “Climate Resiliency in a Changing Chesapeake Watershed” Late October 2020 (dates coming soon!) // Online Dear Partners and Friends, When it comes to the Chesapeake Watershed Forum, your safety and comfort is our chief concern. It is with this in mind we announce our decision to move this year’s Forum online. While…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 8, 2020

DUE TODAY: 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Request for Proposals Closes May 8th

The 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee is now accepting submissions for both classroom sessions and intensive seminars. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will hold the 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum on October 30- November 1, 2020 in Shepherdstown, WV. This watershed-wide event reaches over 400 restoration and conservation practitioners annually to inspire and…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 13, 2020

Reminder — 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Request for Proposals Now Open!

The 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee is now accepting submissions for both classroom sessions and intensive seminars.  The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will hold the 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum on October 30 – November 1, 2020 in Shepherdstown, WV. This watershed-wide event reaches over 400 restoration and conservation practitioners annually to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. Our theme is: “Climate Resiliency…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 20, 2020

2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Request for Proposals Now Open!

Climate Resiliency in a Changing Chesapeake Watershed October 30 – November 1, 2020 | National Conservation Training Center | Shepherdstown, WV The 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee is now accepting submissions for both classroom sessions and intensive seminars.  The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will hold the 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum on October 30 – November…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 13, 2020

Save the Date for the 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum!

Save the Dates for the 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum! Celebrating Fifteen Years When: October 30 – November 1, 2020 Where: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV You’re invited to join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and our planning partners in celebrating the diversity of the Chesapeake watershed with informative workshops, networking opportunities, and energizing social activities….

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Resource in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 19, 2019

2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Resources

Follow the link below to access all of the 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum presentations and associated resources. All resources are available to download.

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 17, 2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019 CHESAPEAKE WATERSHED FORUM!

Please join us for the 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum! November 15-17, 2019 // National Conservation Training Center // Shepherdstown, WV Registration is now open for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 14th annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum! This year’s Forum theme, Better Together: Diverse and Innovative Collaborations for the Chesapeake Watershed, intends to highlight collaborative models from the…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted September 1, 2019

Exciting News About the 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum!

14th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum Better Together: Diverse and Innovative Collaborations for the Chesapeake Watershed November 15 – 17, 2019, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV Session and Intensive Seminar Descriptions Now Available! This year, we are bringing back the highly popular three hour intensive seminars for Saturday morning. These intensives are an opportunity for…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 14, 2019

LAST CHANCE to Register for the 9th Annual Poster Session at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum!

This is your LAST CHANCE to register for the networking poster session, which will take place Saturday evening, November 16, 2019 at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV. The goal of the poster session is to provide the opportunity for individual presenters to share their work and/or research findings…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 9, 2019

Don’t Forget! Registration for the 9th Annual Poster Session at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum Closes August 16!

The networking poster session will take place Saturday evening, November 16, 2019 at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV. The goal of the poster session is to provide the opportunity for individual presenters to share their work and/or research findings in a visual format with conference attendees. The Poster…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 22, 2019

Registration Now Open: 9th Annual Poster Session at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum!

The networking poster session will take place Saturday evening, November 16, 2019 at the Chesapeake Watershed Forum at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV. The goal of the poster session is to provide the opportunity for individual presenters to share their work and/or research findings in a visual format with conference attendees. The Poster…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted June 18, 2019

Community Forestry Network Forum: Regional Tree Planting Stormwater Credit Potential, 6/25

On June 25th, The Community Forestry Network of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) is hosting an educational forum on Regional Tree Planting Stormwater Credit Potential. (See attached draft agenda). Regional professionals will share their experiences on how to maximize tree planting credits for TMDL & Phase III WIPS / MS4 compliance.  Come to learn…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted June 12, 2019

Webinar: Remediating Compacted Soils Compromised by Urban Construction

Dr. Nina Bassuk of Cornell University presents, “Remediating Compacted Soils Compromised by Urban Construction” as part of the Tree Fund Webinar Series hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Utah State University Forestry Extension. Description: The effects of urban development write a profound signature on the landscape. Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted June 12, 2019

Webinar: Attracting Wildlife & Obtaining Benefits from Urban Trees

Join Tierney Bocsi, University of Massachusetts, for this webinar as she discusses strategies and research findings regarding attracting wildlife & maximizing the benefits from urban trees. This is a webinar is part of the ‘Urban Forestry Today’ Noonhour webcast. The Urban Forestry Today Webcast Series is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 28, 2019

2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Submission Deadline EXTENDED!

2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Request for Proposals SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED! The 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee has extended the deadline to submit session and field experience proposals until next Friday, May 31st. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 14th Annual Forum will be held November 15 – 17, 2019 in Shepherdstown, WV, and will…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 20, 2019

Only ONE WEEK left to submit to the 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum!

The 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee is now accepting session and field experience proposals! Just one week left to submit your proposal in order to be considered! The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 14th Annual Forum will be held November 15 – 17, 2019 in Shepherdstown, WV, and will reach over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted May 13, 2019

ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT to submit to the 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum!

The 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee is now accepting session and field experience proposals! But hurry, there are only two weeks left to submit your proposal in order to be considered! The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 14th Annual Forum will be held November 15 – 17, 2019 in Shepherdstown, WV, and will reach over 400 restoration and protection practitioners…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 26, 2019

Reminder — 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Request for Proposals Now Open!

Don’t forget! The 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee is now accepting session and field experience proposals! The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 14th Annual Forum will be held November 15 – 17, 2019 in Shepherdstown, WV, and will reach over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards a healthier…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted April 24, 2019

i-Tree Webinar: Earth Day Was Excellent – Now What? Engagement, Equity, and Opportunities with i-Tree, 05/23 1-2 PM

So many i-Tree participants celebrate the power of trees during spring planting events around Earth and Arbor Day. But the challenges of maintenance, stewardship, and health often continue after the big day. Join the Urban Natural Resources Institute (UNRI) on Thursday, May 23 for the next UNRI i-Tree Series webinar highlighting some strategies for using…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted April 5, 2019

2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Request for Proposals Now Open!

  The 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee is now accepting session and field experience proposals! The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 14th Annual Forum will be held November 15 – 17, 2019 in Shepherdstown, WV, and will reach over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed. Our theme, “Better Together: Diverse…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network

Posted March 8, 2019

Stroud Water Research Center: Stories from the Streams- Back to Our Roots

Great video series from Stroud Water Research Center titled “Stories from the Streams.” The first episode is “Back to Our Roots” that, “demonstrates how planting trees along a stream can filter out pollutants and dramatically improve water quality,” but also shows the touching relationship between a scientist and private landowner connected by the shared goal…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 28, 2019

Save the Date for the 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum!

Save the Dates for the 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum! When: November 15 – 17, 2019 Where: National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV You’re invited to join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and our planning partners in celebrating the diversity of the Chesapeake Watershed with informative workshops, networking opportunities, and energizing social activities. For more…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted February 25, 2019

Webinar: Designing & Promoting Urban Forestry Contracts for Municipalities

Designing & Promoting Urban Forestry Contracts for Municipalities This is a Urban Forestry Today Monthly Noon Hour webcast of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Department of Environmental Conservation Arboriculture/Urban Forestry Program. Join Marc Welch City Forester/Tree Warden, Newton MA, for the 3/14/19 ‘Urban Forestry Today’ noonhour (Eastern) webcast as he outlines best practices associated with designing and promoting urban forestry…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted February 19, 2019

Webinar: Tree Species and Cultivars for Resilient Northeastern Community Forests, 2/19 12 PM – 1 PM est

Webinar: Tree Species and Cultivars for Resilient Northeastern Community Forests Penn State Extension Community Forestry Management Monthly Webinar Series Jim Kisker with Schichtel’s Nursery in western New York presents an array of proven and promising tree species and cultivars to consider in community site landscapes. Many of these varieties have characteristic advantages in unique site…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted February 19, 2019

2019 Community Landscapes Symposium: 3/13, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

2019 Community Landscapes Symposium Trees are the foundation of Delaware’s open spaces. At this day-long symposium presented by the Delaware Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program, Symrna Shade Tree Commission, and DCH, you’ll learn how to be more effective at managing landscapes in your own community, whether you’re a property owner or working with…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 30, 2018

Financing Urban Tree Canopy: A How-To for Chesapeake Communities Workshop

Financing Urban Tree Canopy: A How-To for Chesapeake Communities Workshop Description: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, and the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center invite you to a workshop on sustainable approaches to funding and financing an urban forestry program for Chesapeake Bay communities. This workshop comes with the…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 31, 2018

Looking for a trusted source on Chesapeake-inspired arts and culture

This post is a general inquiry. I’m working on a project currently and searching for examples of arts and culture inspired by the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. Think poetry, music, fine arts, foods, etc. Is there an organization(s) or project(s) (e.g., the Smithsonian Institute’s Folkways, Chesapeake Maritime Museum) curating that content for the Watershed…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 22, 2018

REMINDER: 2018 Chesapeake Forest Champion Nominations due August 31

This is a reminder that nominations for the 2018 Chesapeake Forest Champion contest are due Friday August 31st and must be submitted to forests@allianceforthebay.org. The purpose of this contest is to recognize the outstanding efforts of groups and individuals from around the Bay watershed to conserve, restore, and celebrate Chesapeake forests in 2018. The contest…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 1, 2018

Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Chesapeake Forest Champion Contest

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay with support from the U.S. Forest Service is soliciting nominations for the annual Chesapeake Forest Champions contest. Forests provide clean water and air, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and a host of other benefits to people. In rural and urban areas alike, trees are one of our greatest allies in…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted June 22, 2018

Online Workshop: Teaching with i-Tree Curriculum, 6/27 1 PM EST

i-Tree Online Workshop: Teaching with i-Tree Curriculum Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 1 PM EST An in-depth look at Project Learning Tree’s new “Teaching with i-Tree Curriculum,” designed for use with middle and high school students, incorporating hands-on activities that engage students in discovering and analyzing the many environmental benefits that trees provide. Students use the…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted May 24, 2018

Webinar: Strengthening Your Roots with i-Tree, 5/24, 1 PM EST

May 2018 i-Tree Workshop: Strengthening Your Roots with i-Tree Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:00 PM EST   The upcoming Urban Natural Resource Institute Webinar will take a look at how i-Tree can be harnessed for community engagement. Speakers include the team who works with ReGreen Springfield to bring the Citizen Science Academy Program to Western…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted April 30, 2018

Healthy Trees, Healthy People: Pennsylvania’s Biennial Urban Forestry Program, 5/23-24

Healthy Trees, Healthy People Pennsylvania’s Biennial Urban Forestry Program Wednesday, May 23rd to Thursday, May 24th 12:00 PM to 4:15 PM Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217 Healthy Trees, Healthy People is a two-day program featuring presentations on the link between human health and community forest health, as well as information essential…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted January 29, 2018

Workshop: Woods in Your Backyard: Hanover County, 3/24

Woods in Your Backyard Workshop Saturday, March 24th, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM DESCRIPTION Small lots are a big deal. The vast majority of landowners in Virginia own less than 10 acres. By enhancing wooded areas or creating natural areas on your lot, you can enjoy recreation, aesthetics, wildlife and improved water quality and the…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted January 26, 2018

New Article: So Much Depends on a Tree Guard

Read Kim Martineau’s report on a new study by researchers at Columbia University published in the journal Ecological Engineering. Researchers found tree pits protected by tree guards absorbed water six times faster on average than unprotected tree pits.

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Event in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted January 8, 2018

Webinar: Making Urban Trees Count: Quantifying and crediting stormwater benefits, 1/10 1 PM ET

Making Urban Trees Count: Quantifying and crediting stormwater benefits Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:15pm ET Presenters: Karen Cappiella, Center for Watershed Protection; Justin Hynicka, American Forests The water quality benefits of forests are widely accepted, yet very few studies have successfully quantified the runoff and pollutant-reducing impacts of trees in the urban…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 23, 2017

2017 Chesapeake Forest Champion Nominations due 9/1!

Two weeks left to submit your Chesapeake Forest Champion nominations!  The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay with support from the U.S. Forest Service is soliciting nominations for their annual Chesapeake Forest Champions contest. Forests provide clean water and air, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and a host of other benefits to people. In rural and urban…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Network

Posted August 4, 2017

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Chesapeake Forest Champion Contest

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay with support from the U.S. Forest Service is soliciting nominations for their annual Chesapeake Forest Champions contest. Forests provide clean water and air, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and a host of other benefits to people. In rural and urban areas alike, trees are one of our greatest allies in…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Resource in Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network

Posted July 20, 2017

Request for Proposals: Assessing Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffer Benefits, due 8/18 5 PM EST

Attached is an RFP for two projects, Assessing Multifunctional Riparian Forest Buffer Benefits and Preliminary State-Identified Healthy Watersheds Vulnerability Assessments for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Please note that the deadline for proposals is 5:00PM on August 18, 2017 and proposals must be submitted using the Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Online Application System; additional details on how…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network

Posted April 26, 2017

Sign-Up Today for the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network Newsletter!

Have you signed up yet for the Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network newsletter? The Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network newsletter features the most current going-ons, resources, and best management practices related to tree canopy in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We promise not to clog your inbox- you’ll receive a new, specially curated newsletter from us every couple…

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Announcement in Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network

Posted February 9, 2017

$1M in New Conservation Incentives Available for Virginia Counties in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Announcement from the Farm Service Agency regarding a new conservation incentive, the Chesapeake Bay Incentive Payment (CBIP), available for Virginia Counties in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. New and re-enrolling riparian forest buffer contracts under the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program are eligible for a one time CBIP of $100 to $300 per acre to eligible producers….

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Jenny McGarvey added a new Resource in Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network

Posted June 10, 2016

Agriculture: We’re Half Way There

Fact sheet written by Robert Whitescarver (www.gettingmoreontheground.com/). Testimonial from Dr. Scott Nrodstrom, DVM on Bovine Viral Disease and its spread to livestock through infected waterways.

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