About Jenna Mackley

Jenna is the Community Engagement Manager in our Pennsylvania office. She manages a variety of program functions such as event planning, volunteer coordination, social media, and more.
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Alliance Partners with Turkey Hill for Cleaner Water in Pennsylvania

Jenna Mitchell, our PA State Director, and John Cox, President of Turkey Hill, take a tour of a farm. Picture source: Lancaster Newspaper (Blaine Shahan) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is excited to announce that our Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership project is underway! The project, which sparked from ideas discussed at

Decomposers: The Creepy Crawly Critters of our Chesapeake Forests

The giant stag beetle (Lucanus elaphus) is the largest insect in the US that requires dead wood. Its larvae are important decomposers of fallen logs. Photo by Michael Ulyshen, USFS It’s alive! The forest floor, that is. When walking through the woods we mostly see leaves, sticks, and other dead plant material on