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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.

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

Favorite Summertime Spot on the Chesapeake Bay

There are many summertime spots that have a special place in my heart along the Chesapeake Bay and throughout the watershed, however there is one place I think of in particular when I’m asked about my favorite summertime locations and yes, like any great location - it involves food. While my family doesn’t joke around

Oysters in Your Backyard

“I now have a bat house, a duck house, and essentially an oyster house.” -My dad, after we finished putting the oysters in off our dock. After about 20 years of living on the Eastern Shore, my dad has grown a fondness for the wildlife in the area. In October I wrote an article titled,

A Call to Action: Robert Whitescarver’s “Swoope Almanac”

Robert Whitescarver is an environmentalist, farmer, bird enthusiast, and although he finds it can be perceived negatively, he is a proud “tree hugger”— and that is all just in his free time. Professionally, Whitescarver is a watershed restoration scientist, educator, and writer. In his new book, “Swoope Almanac,” he brings together all of these passions to

Earth Month & National Volunteer Month at The Alliance

April was a big month at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay between Earth Month and National Volunteer Month! On Saturday, April 27th staff tabled at events all around the watershed — ranging from working with kids to plant seedlings at Quiet Water Park in Annapolis, MD, to providing a professional development training for teachers

Spotlighting Six of the Women in Leadership at the Alliance

In honor of International Women's Day, we are spotlighting a few of the amazing women who are a part of our leadership team, and who shape the work that we do every day to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. Check out six of the incredible women who help lead our watershed-wide

Halfway Through My Chesapeake Conservation Corps Internship

My first community tree planting in Camp Springs in Prince George's County, MD. This month marks the half way point in my year long internship with the Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC), which is a great time for reflection on my work so far and a cause for celebration looking forward to my end

A Reading List of Books about the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

1. River of Redemption: Almanac of Life on the Anacostia by Krista Schlyer Recommended by our DC team, this book explores the life along the Anacostia River. Krista Schlyer dives into the rich history and biodiversity of this important waterway along our nation’s capital. If you love photography, this book is for you.