About Liz Chudoba

Liz is the Alliance's Water Quality Monitoring Initiative Director. She manages the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative partnership, and the Alliance's RiverTrends program.

Welcoming Our New CMC Intern, Christell Azuaje

  Christell Azuaje (she/her/hers pronouns) will be joining the Virginia Water Quality Monitoring Initiative team as an intern. Christell is a current senior at Virginia Commonwealth University pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology. She loves being involved on her campus serving as the president of the Nature Appreciation & Community

The CMC is Making Waves Across the Pond

  The Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative team has been working with partners across the pond in the UK for over a year now as they work to set up a similar, Catchment Monitoring Cooperative, within their network. On Tuesday, August 18th, they held a Catchment Data and Evidence Forum, where the CMC team gave a pre-recorded


A wide variety of data scientists, developers, designers, problem-solvers and storytellers were invited to the Design-o-thon to explore CMC’s data and create solutions to address some of their core challenges. The goal of this Design-o-thon was to prepare for a data dive Hack-the-Bay event through a structured ideation session with the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative team.

More Money, More Monitoring

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay hosted the 2019 Virginia Citizens for Water Quality Summit on October 19th, in Ashland, VA as a Forum Plus event. The summit's theme was "More Money, More Monitoring" and focused on creating diverse partnerships in order to expand monitoring efforts throughout the Commonwealth.

August is National Water Quality Month!

Water quality monitoring is essential to understanding the health of our waterways, land and people. Here are 4 simple parameters you can monitor and what they tell you about the quality of your water.  Dissolved Oxygen Dissolved oxygen is a key indicator of ecosystem health and is essential for the aquatic life. It can be

Five Reasons to Know the Health of Your Local Stream

Many of us think of spring and summer as the time the birds start singing, flowers start blooming, and the weather warms up. In the water quality monitoring world, the season also means we are dusting off our secchi disks and getting our sampling equipment ready for a new sampling season! At the Alliance for

Volunteer Position Description: Water Quality Program Intern

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION for Water Quality Program Intern (VA Office) Title:               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 Contact:          Liz Chudoba    (804) 775-0951 To apply:        Please submit a resume & attached application

Engaging Young Community Members in Richmond

Thanks to funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Alliance has partnered with Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT), the Center for Watershed Protection and Sustainable Chesapeake to engage local youth in integrating edible gardens with stormwater reduction practices in the East End of Richmond. CHAT recruits local high school students

Alliance Receives Funding to Install Native Gardens

Do you live in the Yellow Breeches or James River watersheds? If so, you don’t want to miss this opportunity! The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay could pay for up to 80% of the cost to landscaping your yard! The Alliance is offering this assistance as part of its Reduce Your Stormwater program to

We’re Busting Runoff!

This past fall, we launched a campaign to encourage people like you to take small steps to reduce the impact their yards and houses have on local waterways. Through an online contest we chose two properties to “crash” and install Bay-friendly landscaping. We had a great time getting our hands dirty!

RiverWise Education and Children

How do we relate the importance of our environment to your daily actions? Are we teaching our children how to think of their actions as they relate to the health of our land and waters? How do we know what impact we have on environmental awareness in children?  Are we raising children who are

Richmond RiverTrends Water Quality Monitoring Training

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 9am to Noon Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant Training Room 1400 Brander St. Richmond VA 23224 Are you interested in learning more about your local stream? We need volunteers to collect important data on streams in Richmond, Virginia. We will provide training and supplies, all you have to do is commit to attending