The Downstream Network hosts an online hub for Chesapeake Bay watershed news and activism. By automatically drawing on web content from its partners, the Network creates a continually updated and informative aggregate newsfeed — a concise alternative to the disorienting clamor of social media and web searches.
The hub provides a venue for member organizations to connect with like-minded groups as they pursue common goals. It also serves as the perfect portal for anyone interested in learning about the challenges facing conservation efforts in the region and the organizations rising to meet those challenges.
The Network is developed and maintained by The Downstream Project, a non-profit conservation communications firm in Berryville, Virginia.
Our hope is that The Downstream Network will serve as a model for the creation of other similar networks revolving around conservation issues, such as the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance now being developed to protect and preserve the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The hubs do more than allow an effortless exchange of information among organizations with overlapping interests. They increase the visibility of conservation efforts. Conservation organizations of any size gain strength by drawing on and supporting the efforts of their partners.
Please contact The Downstream Project if you would like to be a part of this network or click here to learn more about becoming a Network partner.