About Jenny McGarvey

Jenny is a senior program manager based in the Alliance’s Virginia office. She serves a dual managerial role over the Chesapeake Watershed Forum, ForumPlus, and Chesapeake Network, and aspects of our Chesapeake Forest program.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Virtual Forum Experience

We are just under a week from the Alliance’s 15th annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum (October 29 - 30, 2020). This year’s Forum is fully virtual, which may be a new experience for many of this year’s attendees. Are you feeling a little underprepared when it comes to participating in this year’s Forum, or do

Chesapeake Watershed Forum Goes Virtual

The 15th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum "Climate Resiliency in a Changing Chesapeake Watershed" Late October 2020 (dates coming soon!) // Online The 2019 Chesapeake Watershed Forum is held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., on Nov. 15, 2019. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program) When it comes to the Chesapeake Watershed Forum, your safety and comfort is our chief

Now Accepting Proposals for 2020 Chesapeake Watershed Forum

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

How to Get the Most Out of Your Forum Experience

In just over a week, more than 400 impassioned people will congregate at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV for the 14th annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum. My hope is that for everyone attending, this weekend inspires and empowers them to take local action towards clean water. If you are attending, it

  • A landscape photo, taken in the middle of a creek facing upstream, with rows of tree tubes on each side of the stream protecting newly planted trees in the surrounding fields.

By-the-Numbers: Alliance and Partners Plant Over 69,500 Trees this Spring!

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay teamed up with partners from across the Watershed to plant over 69,500 trees in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia this spring 2019! Our innovative forest programs improve the health of existing trees and forests, create new forests in places important to water quality and to watershed residents,

  • Tree Planting from the Christiana Boro

The Alliance’s Fall Tree Plantings: A Season in Review

Autumn is a great time to plant trees in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This fall, the Alliance with partner support and volunteers put over 2,000 trees in the ground. Read more about our work by state below. Pennsylvania The Alliance planted 14.81 acres of streamside forest buffer over six sites in Franklin, Cumberland,

2018 Chesapeake Forest Champions Award Winners

Jenny McGarvey, the Alliance's Chesapeake Forests Program Manager, introduces Jennifer Gagnon, who was not able to join us at the award ceremony. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the US Forest Service presented the 2018 Chesapeake Forest Champion Awards at the 13th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum in Shepherdstown, WV, attended by over

Chesapeake Forests Program Intern

INTERNSHIP POSITION DESCRIPTION for Chesapeake Forests Program Intern (VA Office) Title:                  Chesapeake Forests Program Intern (VA Office) Hours:              10 hours per week Duration:        3-6 months, or until school requirements are satisfied Location:         612 Hull St, Suite 101C, Richmond, VA 23224

Alliance and Partners Plant Over 87,000 Trees this Spring

Earth Day tree planting event in Wardensville, W.Va., on April 22, 2018. Nearly 80 volunteers helped plant 100 fruit and nut-bearing trees, as well as 50 additional trees and edible shrubs. The trees will provide a riparian buffer between the 100-acre farm and the Cacapon River. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program) The

New Year, New Chesapeake Forests Projects!

The start of a new year is perfect timing to highlight the new and exciting projects that the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s forest team will be rolling out in 2018. This work will serve landowners and local communities in their efforts to restore woodlands and manage for healthier forests and wildlife habitat throughout the

Chesapeake Forest Champions Honored for Efforts to Conserve and Restore Forests

From left to right: Craig Highfield, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay; Jenny McGarvey, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay; Judy Okay; Kris West, Finger Lakes Land Trust; Jed Shilling; Sally Claggett, USDA Forest Service. Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program Trees are our greatest allies in reducing the amount of pollution that enters our

The Bewitching Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

The North American native shrub witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) soon will seem an eerie sight in our Chesapeake woods. Witch hazel is fairly easy to identify during the growing season by the shallow, rounded teeth and lopsided base that characterize its leaves. It is nearly impossible to miss, however, following leaf fall, when its bright