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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.

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

Press Release: Taste of the Chesapeake Rescheduled

Press Release Media Contact: Mary-Angela Hardwick Email: mhardwick@allianceforthebay.org Cell: 267-481-5288 Office: 443-949-0575 Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Reschedules 2018 Taste of the Chesapeake event  (September 11, 2018 - Annapolis, MD) Due to the projected ​impacts to Maryland and Virginia from Hurricane Florence and the concern for the safety of our guests, ​the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Announcing our 2018 Photo Contest Winners!

The Alliance is pleased to announce the winners of our 2018 Best of the Chesapeake Photo Contest! We received over 100 entries this year, and each image portrayed an important message about the beauty and fragility of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed – but there were a few that stood out to our judges. Check

Partnering with Pomerantz Marketing for Cleaner Water

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is excited to be partnering with Pomerantz Marketing in 2018 as a part of their Pom in the Community program! President and Strategy Director of Pomerantz Marketing, Kathy Floam-Greenspan, is passionate about her life on the Chesapeake Bay as an Annapolis resident, avid boater and nature lover. By aligning