About Kate Fritz

Kate is the Executive Director of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. Her interest in the Chesapeake extends beyond her love of kayaking and fishing, and has led her to many volunteer opportunities locally. She is a certified Master Watershed Steward, and was a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy (WAS).

Position Announcement: Communications Director

Position Announcement: Communications Director About the Alliance: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) is a regional nonprofit organization whose vision is clean streams and rivers flowing through resilient landscapes, cared for by the people who live, work, and play in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We achieve this vision by bringing together communities, companies, and

Welcoming Tennille Checkovich to Our Board of Directors!

The Alliance is excited to welcome Tennille Checkovich to our Board of Directors! Tennille is no stranger to the Chesapeake Bay, having grown up in Hampton, Virginia, which was the launching point for weekend fishing trips with her extended family on the Bay. Her passion started at a young age and was solidified with a

Our Commitment to All Chesapeake Bay Communities

The mission of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is to bring together communities, companies, and conservationists to improve our lands and waters. As an organization, we know we must do a better job of addressing social injustices through our work to restore our Watershed. The Alliance has taken purposeful steps to raise awareness around and address diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice issues and opportunities internally for several years. These are the Alliance’s commitments to our staff, partners, and constituents to continue to advance these efforts in the immediate future.

We Are An Alliance of Allies

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement during this turbulent and important time of national discourse on historic pain and trauma due to a legacy of systemic racism in our country. The Alliance believes that clean water and equal access to nature are civil rights that impact

“Giving Back in A Changed World” – What You Need to Know

COVID-19 has impacted every part of our society, underscoring the importance of the work that many non-profits do in service to the environment, efforts to reduce hunger and end homelessness, provide health services, and other critical activities. The Alliance believes in service to our non-profit movement, and that includes all of our frontline non-profit friends

Join the Alliance in Flattening the Curve of COVID-19

March 19, 2020 Dear Partners and Friends, In the blink of an eye it feels like the world around us has totally changed - spring is here and the nation is facing a pandemic crisis. Here at the Alliance, we are staying on top of the facts, and we are taking precautions to help flatten

Welcoming Our Chief Operating Officer!

As part of the Alliance's work in expanding and growing our impact for healthier lands and waters of the Chesapeake Bay, we are excited to announce the internal promotion of Drew Siglin to the newly formed position of Chief Operating Officer! Drew started his work with the Alliance in March 2013, in our Pennsylvania office,

Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership Goes National!

Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership Shares Our Message of Innovation at the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Annual Meeting Holding an annual meeting for the National Association of Conservation Districts in Las Vegas may seem unusual, until you attend. Then it makes sense. Vegas is easy to travel to from all over the United

More Trees, Please!

Over the course of two days, 100+ professionals from across the Chesapeake Bay watershed gathered for the second Urban Tree Canopy Summit, held at the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge in Laurel, Maryland on January 14 and 15. There were many objectives of the summit, including: Build a broad base of knowledge of the newer opportunities available

Hindsight is 2020: To Make Sure The Next 10 Years Count, Include Everyone

To fight for change tomorrow, we need to build resilience today.  — Sheryl Sandberg Happy 2020! As we leave the 2010s behind, I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s in store for the Chesapeake Bay movement in the next 10 years, especially as our movement evolves and becomes more representative of the 18 million people who

New Year, New Board Leadership!

With a new year comes a new leadership slate for the Board of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay! At the conclusion of 2019, the Alliance had five Board Members conclude their terms. We are so grateful to Jenn Troy (MD), Jack Detweiler (PA), Jim Elliott (PA), and Steve Pattison (MD) for their six plus

Welcoming Two New Board Members

The Alliance is pleased to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors! Elizabeth Abdoo is the Senior Legal Advisor at Host Hotels and Resorts, where she’s been working for over 18 years. Prior to Host Hotels, she was the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Orbital Sciences Corporation (Northrop Grumman Innovative