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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.

Touring A Local Organic Dairy Farm

At the beginning of November, Alliance staff took a field trip to Chestertown, Maryland to tour an organic dairy farm. Thanks to our friend Ron Ohrel from the American Dairy Association North East (ADANE), we were able to tour Fair Hill Farm, owned and operated by the Fry family. The farm produces about 40,000 pounds

How to Create Less Food Waste over the Holidays

Do you find yourself throwing out an overwhelming amount of turkey or stuffing after your Thanksgiving meal? Or maybe you keep the leftovers in your fridge for a couple days only to find them still in the fridge a week later, gone bad and end up throwing them out anyway? After years of holiday meals,

Remember Why You Started

Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program “Remember Why You Started.” Those are the words on a hand-drawn poster near the top of the Chesapeake Watershed Forum’s website. “Sure, I remember why I started.” I thought as I packed our bags in advance of a planned weekend in West Virginia. Just for good measure,

Chesapeake Bay Halloween Costume Ideas

Chessie the Sea Monster Photo credit: US Fish & Wildlife Service     The spookiest creature you can find in the Chesapeake Bay is Chessie, the Chesapeake Bay sea monster! Chessie is a monster said to be spotted in the Chesapeake Bay, and is ranked as 8th by Animal Planet’s “Top Ten Scariest

Cozy, Rainy Fall Fest at the Alliance Headquarters

This past Sunday, October 20th the Alliance hosted a very rainy, but cozy Fall Fest: Native Plant Social inside our headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland. We invited the public to come check out our newly updated building, meet our staff, and get a chance to learn about who we are and about the work that we

Five Oyster Recipes to Try This Fall

October marks the beginning of oyster season in Maryland and Virginia. It is also National Seafood month! And what better way to celebrate than by cooking the seasonally appropriate seafood: oysters! Here are five great oyster recipes to try out this Fall! 1. Oyster Stew Recipe from shewearsmanyhats.com Ingredients:  4 tablespoons butter 1 large onion,

Kicking Off Oyster Season with Events Across the Chesapeake

Oysters are a delicacy of the Chesapeake Bay region. Locals eat them raw, steamed, fried, grilled, baked, in casseroles, soups, stews, bisques, and even in drinks. While the bivalves can be eaten year round, they are the best in the colder months of September through April because during the warmer months oysters tend to be

3rd Annual Sportsmen’s Forum

On Friday, September 20th the Alliance hosted our 3rd annual Sportsmen's Forum at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area outside of Lancaster, PA. It was a successful day full of presentations and discussions from both conservationists and sportsmen and women. The day even included a much needed ice cream break thanks to Turkey Hill Dairy! Presentations

Alliance Staff Take A Field Trip to Poplar Island

On Tuesday, August 27th, the Alliance’s Maryland team enjoyed a field trip to Poplar Island — a 3 mile long island located on the Chesapeake Bay, part of Talbot County, Maryland. Alliance partners Maryland Port Authority and Maryland Environmental Services provided an amazing tour of the island, including a boat ride from Sandy Point State Park, which gave us a great view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The Unique History of Our 121-Year Old Headquarters Building in Annapolis

The new and improved exterior of the building! This summer, the Alliance’s Headquarters office in Annapolis, MD went through a much needed facelift! We updated the exterior, painted the outside of the building, and added a new color trimming. We continued to work hard on our mission to bring together communities, companies, and

The Inn at Horn Point and Its Passionate Innkeeper

“I purposely put the compost in the front yard- so that when people walk by they see me doing it and it starts a conversation about conservation.” Cory the owner of The Inn at Horn Point explained to me after saying “Having the compost in our front yard may seem like a goofy thing to

Taking Simple Actions for the Chesapeake

During the first week of June, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, as well as environmental organizations, communities, businesses, and local governments in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, celebrated Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. The week was designated in 2016 by the Chesapeake Bay Commission for activities, educational programs, and events to celebrate our nation’s largest estuary