About Lucy Heller

Lucy is the Communications and Maryland Outreach Coordinator in the Annapolis office. She assists with daily communications work and coordinates Maryland outreach events.

Alliance Board Member, Gregory Wims: An Activist for Victim’s Right Foundation

Gregory (Greg) Wims is a local businessman and community activist who has been on the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Board of Directors for the past three years. Greg has occupied his time quarantining during COVID-19 by keeping himself busy with his day  job in construction, as well as with his volunteer activism work. In

From Water Quality to Clean-up Events: Our Partnership with Clean Virginia Waterways

Katie Register is the executive director of Clean Virginia Waterway (CVW), a program of Longwood University in Virginia, which is affiliated with the Ocean Conservancy. Much like the Alliance’s Project Clean Stream, CVW has pioneered work in preventing litter and trash from entering our rivers and the ocean. I asked Katie to tell me about

Year of the Woman: Carmera Thomas-Wilhite

Carmera Thomas-Wilhite is this month’s Year of the Woman feature! Carmera works at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation as the Baltimore Program Manager. I asked Carmera how she became interested in the environmental field and to tell me a little bit more about how she got to where she is today. She told me that a

Celebrating Carol Newill, A Project Clean Stream Champion

Carol Newill in the center with a volunteer group during a Project Clean Stream event While Project Clean Stream (PCS) is rescheduled for the fall , that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating our past accomplishments and planning ahead for future events.  We thought this would be the perfect time to recognize our incredible

Virtual Events to Attend to Celebrate Juneteenth

What is Juneteenth? According to History of Juneteenth ©, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19th 1865, Union army general Gordon Granger's read the federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas proclaiming that all enslaved persons in the U.S. state of Texas were

Board Member Spotlight: Andy Field

“After self-quarantining for two months, I bore the living daylights out of myself and can’t imagine anyone else wanting to hear what I might have to say.” This was the first thing Andy told me when I called her to interview her for this month’s Board Member spotlight. I said I was sure she had

Five Ways to Appreciate the Outdoors from Inside

Here are five ways to appreciate the outdoors from inside!   1.Wildlife Watching: Look out your window!   Photo by June Land The spring is a wonderful time to look out your window and admire the wildlife. Animals are coming out of hibernation and feeling active. Birds are probably waking you up in the

“Year of the Woman” Feature: Paula Jasinski

  Paula Jasinski Photo by Green Fin Studio This month’s Year of the Woman feature is Paula Jasinski, the president of Green Fin Studio, a full-service marketing and communications agency serving clients in the environmental field. Paula was recommended to me by our Virginia team and I am thankful they suggested such an

Historic Bike Ride Through Talbot County

I’ve been isolating myself with my family at my parent’s house on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Our house is on Irish Creek, which is off the Choptank River. The town is “Royal Oak'', which is in between St. Michaels and Easton, two more popular towns in the area, all of which are in Talbot

Ducks in Your Backyard

“This has been sitting in our garage for 7 years and of course it only took us about 30 minutes to build.”- My dad, once we finished putting together the duck box After about 20 years of living on the Eastern Shore, my dad has grown a fondness for the wildlife in the area. In

April “Year of the Woman” Feature: Stacy Levy

Stacy Levy, Collected Watercourse, Photo courtesy of Towson University This month’s “Year of the Woman,” feature is unique because of the way I found the woman featured, Stacy Levy. Last month I had the plan to check out ecological artist Stacy Levy’s current art exhibit on display at Towson University titled, “Collected Watershed.”

Project Clean Stream Update

For over a decade, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has helped organize regional stream cleanup events as a part of our Project Clean Stream (PCS). What started as a single day event in the Spring, now spans over the course of a season with tens of thousands of volunteers picking up trash across the