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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.

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

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