About Amy Hagerdon

Amy is the Alliance's Program Coordinator for the Virginia office. She coordinates several programs, such as Reduce Your Stromwater, RiverTrends, and RiverWise -- Communities and Congregations.

A Native Plant Meditation Garden at Faith Community Baptist Church

In May 2018, the Alliance began working with Faith Community Baptist Church in Richmond, VA  on a project to create a community garden on its property to battle food insecurity and help preserve the James River watershed. In addition to the community garden, we've helped implement a new rainwater harvesting system and a rain garden

Project Highlight: Covington Road Tree Planting

On a cold, rainy Richmond day in February, dozens of Alliance volunteers rallied together for a planting day! Volunteers planted over 50 native trees in a riparian area along Reedy Creek in Richmond, VA. Partners involved in making the event a success were Reedy Creek Coalition, Richmond VA Parks and Rec, and Richmond Tree Stewards.

Alliance Works at Byrd Elementary School for the Day

On Friday, January 16, 2015, Program Coordinator, Amy Robins and intern, Emily Clary, spent a day at Byrd Elementary School in Goochland, Virginia to discuss the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the importance of keeping the watershed healthy. Amy Robins presents to Byrd Elementary School class on the value of the Chesapeake watershed.

Virginia Citizens for Water Quality Collaborate at Annual Summit

On November 8, the 2014 VCWQ Annual Summit brought together 60 attendees to focus on successful programs and projects to help clean Virginia’s waterways. One highlight of the summit was a presentation on a new approach to denitrification by two Freeman High School students, Colin Fenster and Jack Lohmann. Their novel multi-stage denitrification

Chesapeake Business Forum Report

Dear Chesapeake Business Forum Participants,   Thank you for attending the first Chesapeake Business Forum and contributing your valuable insights and desires for future partnerships.   We have been working to synthesize the input received and plan the next steps in the process of redefining and energizing an alliance of businesses to

Thank you for attending the Chesapeake Business Forum!

Dear Chesapeake Business Forum Participants,   Thank you for attending the first Chesapeake Business Forum. Our goal was to hold an event that was informative and practical; providing opportunities for businesses to share information and discuss needs and opportunities that would help us work together.  Your attendance, participation, and thoughtful input made

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