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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 $500,000 to Restore Chesapeake Logperch Habitat in Susquehanna River Basin

Press Releases Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance Receives $500,000 to Restore Chesapeake Logperch Habitat in Susquehanna River Basin Pilot program will incentivize best management practice, riparian forest buffers on agricultural lands Annapolis, MD (September 17, 2020) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) was

Alliance Receives $500,000 Funding to Continue Conservation Work with Lancaster Dairy Farmers

Press Release Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance Receives $500,000 Funding to Continue Conservation Work with Lancaster Dairy Farmers The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation funding will support the Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership initiative Lancaster, PA (September 17, 2020) The Alliance for the Chesapeake

Alliance Receives Over Half A Million Dollars for Conservation Work in Lancaster County, PA

Press Release Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance Receives Over Half A Million Dollars for Conservation Work in Lancaster County, PA Funding will support stream restoration efforts and agricultural best management practice implementation Lancaster, PA (September 17, 2020) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) recently

Adventure is Out There: Year of the Woman Feature

Holly May has been the Alliance’s resident watershed forester since September of 2017, working to build partnerships and get trees in the ground in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. She is an avid outdoors-woman, adventurer, lifelong learner, amateur fly fisher and hunter, mom to two awesome little boys, and wife. Holly’s passion for the outdoors, wildlife,

Accountability is Key to Making Progress for A Cleaner Chesapeake Bay

Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Phone: 443-949-0575  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Accountability is Key to Making Progress for A Cleaner Chesapeake Bay (Annapolis, MD – August 20, 2020) Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Executive Director Kate Fritz issued the following statement today in response to current news about Maryland and Pennsylvania wavering in their commitment

Welcoming Two New Faces to the Alliance!

The Alliance is excited to welcome two new faces! Jake Solyst joins us as the Web Content Specialist for the Chesapeake Bay Program Communications Office, and Lydia Martin joins us as our Green Infrastructure Coordinator in our Pennsylvania office. Jake Solyst has several years of content production and social media experience, and while he dabbles

Welcoming Two New Faces to the Alliance!

The Alliance is excised to welcome two new faces to the Alliance staff! Jordan Gochenaur joins the Alliance as our RiverSmart Program Assistant in our Washington, DC office. He has over seven years of experience working as a contractor for the RiverSmart program in DC. Jordan is excited to be on this side of the

Alliance Websites, Resources, Videos, Blogs, & More

The Alliance has many different resources and educational tools that can help keep you occupied and teach you new things during this time spent at home. Below, we are going to share our different tools for you to dig into. Websites Chesapeake Network - The Network is a place for sharing resources, webinars, online events,

Donor Testimonial: Susan Johnson

As a kid growing up in New Jersey, I was fortunate enough to be able to take family day trips “down the shore” and escape the heat of the summer in the Atlantic Ocean.  With my Dad at my side, I learned how to body surf and fish in the ocean when the blues were

Welcoming Two New Faces to the Alliance!

Patti Bohnsack joins the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as the administrative assistant to the local government team, based out of our headquarters office in Annapolis, MD. Before joining the Alliance, Patti dedicated herself to working with children, from serving as the Executive Director at Kidscommons Children’s Museum in Columbus, IN, to a Tutor and

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