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).

Spring Member Event on Poplar Island

Spend a day with the Alliance on a field trip to Poplar Island, a model Bay restoration and conservation site. Interpretive sign, Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island, Md. Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program On Friday, April 4, we will meet at the docks on Tilghman Island (21548 Chicken Pt

Season’s Greetings, 2013

  As 2013 winds down, we can reflect on all the good that has come out of it. Looking back, it is clear the the successes of the Alliance and the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort has come in large part from all of our supporters- donors, partners and on-the-ground volunteers. It is thanks

Social Marketing for Trees in Baltimore

In our efforts to increase the tree canopy of Baltimore City, the Alliance and its TreeBaltimore partners have engaged the skills of the SalterMitchell social marketing firm to determine the right path towards adding 30,000 trees/year and to help institute the early phases of the  marketing plan. To reach this number it is clear

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Citizen Stewardship

Volunteers & Alliance staff after the tree planting at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Fall 2013. I love the phrase, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”   Peter Levine, who wrote a book of the same name on civic renewal, cites the origin of this phrase in the poetry of

Goats Help Restore the Forests of Lake Claire

This week the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the Friends of Lake Claire launched a 2 year effort to improve the health of streams and forests that feed Lake Claire near the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County. Lake Claire is a tidal embayment contained by a barrier beach on the Magothy River. 

Chesapeake Bay Program Turns 30

The intricacies of this stream illustrate the connectivity of water and land in the Chesapeake Bay region. Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Program. This year the Chesapeake Bay Program turns 30. The Program or CBP as it is called, is the official federal-state-local partnership working on science, policy and programs that support

New Website Helps Homeowners Eliminate Stormwater Runoff

New website provides easy to use information targeted to homeowners and includes helpful hints, technical specifications, illustrations, videos and other valuable resources. Visit at Annapolis, MD. (August 9, 2013)  The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) is pleased to launch an online resource dedicated to helping homeowners and businesses take charge of stormwater

Support the Alliance with the Bowie Baysox

On Friday, August 23rd, it’s a benefit night at the Bowie Baysox Stadium. Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for baseball when the Bowie Baysox take on the New Britain Rock Cats. Through our partnership with the Bowie Baysox, ticket buyers will be able to donate $5 of the $15 ticket price

Support our MidYear Appeal for Project Clean Stream

Before and after shots of an impervious paver removal through RiverSmart Homes What does clean water mean to you? Swimming and boating in a river or the Bay, catching that first fish with your child, or just taking a walk along a stream and breathing in the freshness that comes with clean flowing

Alliance Provides Comments on New Bay Agreement

Partnerships are all about collaboration but consensus has never been easy. Over its 30 year history, time and time again, the Chesapeake Bay Program has proven that when smart and dedicated people come together, face to face, with the intent of solving a problem, they will find something to move forward on together. Progress

Incorporating the Value of Ecosystem Services into Land Use Planning

Tuesday, June 11 3:30-5pm Chesapeake Bay Program Office, Room 305 410 Severn Ave. Annapolis, MD   Keeping ecosystems and the services they generate intact can contribute millions of dollars of economic benefit to counties and their residents.   Tracy Stanton, a Senior Program Manager with Earth Economics, will discuss ongoing projects and

TreeBaltimore Year 3 Final Report

TreeBaltimore is a program aimed at increasing Baltimore City’s urban tree canopy by  engaging citizens and community groups in their neighborhoods to help plant and maintain trees that will ultimately benefit their communities. The program is funded by Constellation Energy with key partners made up of  TreeBaltimore, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, the