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About Marissa Spratley

Marissa is the Communications Manager at the Alliance’s Headquarters. Her job includes managing communications strategies across the organization and our regional offices.

Tour Convenes Virginia’s Elected Officials to Learn About Priorities of Coastal Communities

Press Release Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Tour Convenes Virginia’s Elected Officials to Learn About Priorities of Coastal Communities An Opportunity to Showcase Virginia’s Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay to Locally Elected Officials Annapolis, MD (November 22, 2019) The Virginia delegation of the Local Government Advisory

Inmates Plant 400 Trees and Graduate from A Green Job Training Program

Press Release Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Inmates Plant 400 Trees and Graduate from A Green Job Training Program State, Federal Agencies and NGOs Work Together to Restore Lands and Waters in Nontraditional Way Huntingdon, PA (October 17, 2019) On Wednesday, October 16, Secretary Cindy Dunn

20 Acres of Trees Being Planted at Local School

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 Acres of Trees Being Planted at Local School DCNR, Penn State, and the Alliance Partner to Help Improve Pennsylvania’s Water Quality Manchester, PA (October 24, 2019) Today, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) joined Cindy Dunn, secretary

Alliance Receives $400,000 for Two Innovative Conservation Projects

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Funds will provide cost-share dollars for dairy farmers and launch a new lawn conversion program Lancaster, PA (October 10, 2019) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) recently received two $200,000 grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support two separate conservation programs in the Mid-Atlantic region. The

Alliance Board Member Honored by DC Appleseed As “Sustainable Living and Leading” Recipient

Dennis Chestnut has been a Board Member of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay since 2015 and championed enacting a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resolution that was adopted by the Board in January of 2017. He has also steered the Board's DEI Committee, liaised with staff about staff-led DEI efforts, and traveled across the

Volunteer Spotlight: Alliance Board Member, Jenn Troy

Photo by Stephen Buchanan An excerpt from What's Up? Annapolis TOWNE SALUTE: Jenn Troy By Caley Breese Having grown up in a family dedicated to helping the environment, it makes sense that Jenn Troy has always felt drawn to organizations dedicated to the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Troy’s father, Colby Rucker, owned

Welcoming Two New Faces to the Alliance

The Alliance is excited to welcome two new faces to our team! Laura Cattell Noll joins our Local Government team as the Local Leadership Workgroup Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay Program. She has more than a decade of experience managing and implementing community-based watershed restoration and stewardship projects across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Previously, Laura

Church and Partners Complete Project for Cleaner Water, Less Flooding At Historical Cemetery

Press Release  Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 Asbury Broadneck United Methodist Church Media Contact: Mattie Wallace Email: asburybroadneck1@aol.com Office: 410-757-2995 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Church and Partners Complete Project for Cleaner Water, Less Flooding At Historical Cemetery Ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference to

2019 READY A Great Success in Pennsylvania

The Alliance Pennsylvania office finished up their 2019 READY Program season on Thursday, April 25th. The READY program helps connect young adults looking for a career change or a new beginning in conservation landscaping in urban and rural settings. This year’s program was a great success! The mighty crew of four young adults assisted with

Presenting Richmond’s First Ever Crab Cake Week with 30 Participating Restaurants!

Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay presents  “Crab Cake Week” in Richmond, VA Over 30 restaurants participating from June 1st - June 9th Crab Cake Week poster for Richmond, VA Richmond, VA (May, 10 2019) The Alliance for the

The Alliance Needs Your Help!

Dear Friend of the Alliance, As a hub for local and regional action, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay empowers the growing constituency of people who care about restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay region. We envision a future where the Bay and its watershed experience improved water quality and habitat through the committed environmental

Alliance Receives Over $2 Million in Grants from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Alliance Receives Over $2 Million in Grants from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Funding will be used to build partnerships for cleaner water across the Chesapeake watershed Annapolis, MD (December 4, 2018) The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded over $2 million of funding to the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (the Alliance) to