About Jenna Mitchell

Jenna serves as the Alliance's Pennsylvania State Director, where she oversees our PA staff and manages several projects in the region.

Year of the Woman: Marylou Barton

Marylou sharing her journey as an environmental leader surrounded by nature at her daughter's home in the City of Lancaster (Photo credit: Lydia Martin). This month’s woman of the year blog features a tremendously fierce and passionate leader from Pennsylvania, Marylou Barton. Marylou’s career was activated by her two passions in life; children

Yellow Breeches Watershed Residents: Win a Free Native Garden!

Do you live in the Yellow Breeches watershed in Pennsylvania? If so, you may be eligible to win a free native garden for your backyard! Thanks to the Alliance's Reduce Your Stormwater program, 80% of the garden will be paid for by the Alliance, & now you have the chance to win the additional 20% paid

Growing partnerships with farmers key to restoring Octoraro watershed

The Chesapeake region is fortunate to have a variety of organizations that are interested in creating innovative partnerships to address local needs for clean water. In 2016, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was awarded two grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to reduce nitrate pollution in the Octoraro watershed in Lancaster and

Apply Now for Funding for A Native Garden!

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is offering financial assistance to property owners living in the Yellow Breeches/ Conodoguinet Creek watersheds in Pennsylvania and the Middle James River watershed in Virginia to install Conservation Landscapes and Rain Gardens. Landowners can apply online now for funding to install their projects in Spring 2017. The Alliance is offering this assistance

Workshop: Strategies For Financing Your Stormwater Program

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Capital Region Council of Governments, and Environmental Finance Center will offer a workshop titled Strategies for Financing your Stormwater Program in Dauphin County, PA. The workshop is geared towards MS4 managers, municipal staff, engineers, elected officials, and anyone else working in stormwater. Presentations will include an introduction to stormwater

Alliance Celebrates Local Watersheds at Hampden Watershed Festival

Through a grant partnership that includes the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and Hampden Township, the Alliance’s Pennsylvania office hosted a Watershed Festival on Tuesday, June 14th at the Hampden Township Park. The festival celebrated the local Conodoguinet Creek and Yellow Breeches Creek, as well as a newly installed native meadow swale, an example of

Hampden Township Watershed Festival

Tuesday, June 14th 5-8 p.m. Hampden Park 5002 Hampden Park Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will co-host the Hampden Township Watershed Festival, a FREE, family-friendly event celebrating the Yellow Breeches and Conodoguinet Creeks. Activities include interactive watershed models, a rain barrel display, an environmental trivia hunt, door prizes,

Alliance & Partners Prepare for Upcoming Workshops in Blair County, PA

The Alliance and its partners are planning five workshops and a field trip to assist the communities of Blair County, Pennsylvania with incorporating green infrastructure solutions in their stormwater management programs. These workshops are part of the larger Alliance program “Building Green Infrastructure in Blair County, Pennsylvania,” generously funded by the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship

Alliance Receives New Green Infrastructure Grant, Moves Forward with Existing Program

The Alliance was recently awarded $197,000 to support stormwater management and green infrastructure initiatives in Central Pennsylvania, in partnership with the Capital Region Council of Governments (CapCOG). Our new program, entitled the “Capital Region Framework for Watershed Restoration,” will serve communities in Cumberland, Dauphin, and York counties and will be funded through a Growing

Teacher Continues Tireless Stewardship for the Watershed

More trees are now growing in Pennsylvania and across the Chesapeake watershed thanks to a Maryland middle school teacher. John Smucker and his organization, StreamLink Education, donated more than 100 large seedlings to the Alliance’s Pennsylvania office to use in our Franklin County Trees for Tomorrow Program, which has a goal of planting 150,000

Green Infrastructure Takes Root in Pennsylvania

On November 18, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay staff had the chance to attend a showing of the documentary “Water Blues, Green Solutions” in Harrisburg, PA. The event was hosted by Capital Region Water, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The evening began with a

Capital Region MS4 and Stormwater Planning Workshop

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 2014 Hampden Township Recreation Building 5001 Hampden Park Dr. Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Register online at: For the full agenda, click here: Sept 16 Stormwater Workshop Agenda Contact Donna Morelli, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay at or 717-737-8622 The Chesapeake Stormwater Training Partnership and the Capital