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About Marissa Spratley

Marissa is the Communications Specialist at the Alliance’s MD/DC office. Her job includes communications outreach through social media, press releases, website content, and community engagement.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Board Members

Press Release Media Contact: Mary-Angela Hardwick Email: mhardwick@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Board Members (April 13, 2018 – Annapolis, MD) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announces the election of three new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board members are Shawn Kimbro, Brian

10 Ways You Can Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

Phragmites is an invasive perennial plant with feathery plumes at the top of tall, stiff stalks. It grows in wetlands, along roadsides and along shorelines throughout the Bay watershed. 1. Clean your hiking and fishing gear While you may just be trying to take a leisurely hike through your nearest trail, or catch

Marketing/Graphic Design Intern

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION  for Marketing/Graphic Design Intern Title:                    Marketing/Graphic Design Intern (DC/MD Office) Hours:                  5-10 hours per week Duration:              3-6 months, with possibility of extension Location:              Remote, potential for in office meetings (501 Sixth Street, Annapolis, MD) Compensation:     Per project stipend available General Information The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) is

What happens when you put 80 sportsmen and conservation professionals in one room together? Partnership!

The barn at Millport Conservancy as the snow started to fall on December 15, 2017. Photo by Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay/Marissa Spratley On a cold and snowy day at the Millport Conservancy in Lititz, Pennsylvania over 80 sportsmen and conservation professionals alike gathered for a day of information sharing, networking, and brainstorming.

5 Reasons to Support the Alliance this Giving Tuesday

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been hard at work in 2017, putting more boots on the ground to clean up rivers and streams across the Chesapeake! Now more than ever before, our mission is so important. But, we need your help to keep our work going!  Here are 5 reasons why you should support the

Kate Fritz, former head of South River Federation, to lead Alliance

Kate Fritz is no stranger to the issues that face the Chesapeake Bay watershed, having lived in five of the seven Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions. Fritz joins the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as the new executive director, bringing more than 15 years of experience in scientific data collection, local land use planning, ecological restoration and nonprofit management.

  • Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program (https://www.flickr.com/photos/29388462@N06/30583594330/in/album-72157676359683085/)

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Awarded Funds to Partner With Local Dairy Farms

Press Release Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575  PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE USDA NRCS Awarded Over $1.5 Million to Reduce Agricultural Runoff in Pennsylvania Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay awarded funds to partner with local dairy farms Annapolis, MD (October 2nd, 2017) The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Pennsylvania has announced more than $1.5 million for

RiverWise Congregations Partnership Receives Funding to Restore a Historic Cemetery

Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: mspratley@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575   PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RiverWise Congregations Partnership Receives Funding to Restore a Historic Cemetery Asbury Broadneck UMC to receive much needed stormwater remediation Annapolis, MD (September 25, 2017) The Chesapeake and Coastal Bays Trust Fund of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has awarded over

Announcing the 2017 Photo Contest Winners!

The Alliance is pleased to announce the winners of our 2017 Best of the Chesapeake photo contest! We received almost 100 entries, and each image was beautiful and portrayed a scene of the Chesapeake in all its unique glory, but there were three photos that stood our to our judges. Check out our three winners below!

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Executive Director

Media Contact: Mary-Angela Hardwick Email: mhardwick@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Executive Director Annapolis, MD. (July 13, 2017) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional leader in Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration since 1971, announced today that its Board of Directors has selected Kate A. Fritz as

Agriculture: We’re Halfway There by Bobby Whitescarver

Summerdean, VA: Ease of herd movement is the number one reason Jimmy Callison fenced his cattle away from the river. “It used to take seven or eight people on four-wheelers and horses to get all these cows to the barn. Now, we can do that with just two people,” said Callison, a full-time farmer in

Project Clean Stream: Engaging Businesses and Making a Splash in Local Communities

Every spring, local waterways and woodlands receive a clean start as thousands of volunteers come together for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream, the largest annual volunteer cleanup event in the Chesapeake Bay region. This year, Project Clean Stream officially kicks off on April 1, 2017 for its 14th year of bringing