About Abbi Huntzinger

As the Maryland Restoration Program Manager, Abbi supports the development, design, and implementation of in-the-ground projects that help improve the waterways, habitat, and communities throughout Maryland. She is a Registered Landscape Architect who strives to balance both building strong projects and partnerships.

Trees for Sacred Places Finishes 2014 Strong!

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) and the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) have hit a new milestone with their Trees for Sacred Places Project (formerly 10,000 Trees)! Throughout 2014, 36 congregations have planted 1200 native trees, making the total count for the project 1,700 new native trees planted at 40 congregations!

RiverWise Congregations Volunteer Planting Days

Monday, October 13, 2014 from 1pm – 4pm Cecil Memorial United Methodist Church 15 Parole Street, Annapolis, MD 21401   Monday, October 27, 2014 from 1pm – 4pm Mount Olive AME Church 2 Hicks Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 The RiverWise Congregations partnership will come together to celebrate the completion of two stormwater

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

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

Increasing the Impact of Congregations

Plantings that involve the community attract volunteers of all ages. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC) have successfully kicked off their 10,000 Trees Project this fall. The project started with the goal of engaging a multitude of houses of worship, with funding from MD Department of Natural