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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.

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

Project Clean Stream: A great way to rally local action

Spring marks the beginning of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s annual stream clean up program, Project Clean Stream (PCS). Through PCS, the Alliance offers hands-on opportunities through our partnership with residents, local businesses, environmental organizations, local governments, community groups, houses of worship, schools and universities, to come together to take action to restore clean waters

Year of the Woman and Black History Month: Harriet Tubman

When sitting down to think about who to write about for February’s Year of the Woman blog post, I could think of no better person than Harriet Tubman, a strong, influential African American female leader in the Chesapeake Bay region. While it doesn’t seem fair that women are only celebrated during the year of 2020,

The Year of the Woman: An Interview with Kristin Reilly

2020 is the official Year of the Woman! Although I believe every year should be the Year of the Woman, this year is special because it marks the 100th anniversary of women’s  right to vote in America (and [wo]man what a 100 years it has been!). The Alliance will be celebrating the female-driven achievements of

Interview with Patrick Hudson From True Chesapeake Oyster Co.

A platter of Skinny Dippers at True Chesapeake Oyster Co. Photography by Lorann Cocca This past October, a couple of my colleagues had the unique opportunity to attend the Chesapeake Food Summit at Union Market in Washington, D.C. They all came back raving about their experience and all the great food they had

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,