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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.

A Year in Photos Across the Chesapeake

January  Photo by: Michele Fletcher Photo: The Maury River Fun Fact: West of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Maury River is 42.8- mile- long tributary of the James River. It is named the Maury River after Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury, and it travels past Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute where Maury worked

My First Chesapeake Watershed Forum

Alliance staff gather for some quality time together the Saturday evening of the Forum. The 2018 Chesapeake Watershed Forum was a whirlwind of workshops, socializing, getting lost in the yellow covered forest, and learning about what brings us all together. I am a Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) member at the Alliance for the

How to Recycle Your Halloween Costume

It is that time of year again to put away our witch hats and spooky masks and bring out the turkey decorations. Whether you found yourself making an adorable homemade spaghetti monster costume or ran out of time and purchased a last minute cowboy hat, it is important to remember that there are multiple ways

Owl Pellets Bring Skeletons Into Schools

A rat skeleton found in an owl pellet. Credit: Christian Gronau, Cortes Island Museum & Archives Other than Halloween decorations and science museums, most people don’t encounter many skeletons. If you attended elementary school in the U.S. within the past few decades however, there’s a good chance you also got hands-on experience with

Bats in Your Backyard

Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifugus) in a bat house. Photo by Phil Myers, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. “When I see the pile of bat guano below the bat house, I realize how many bugs have been eaten and that makes me so happy.” About three years ago my dad noticed that