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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 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

Alliance Executive Director Announces Plans for 2017 Retirement

Media Contact: Mary-Angela Hardwick Email: mhardwick@allianceforthebay.org Office: 443-949-0575 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Executive Director Announces Plans for 2017 Retirement (January 25, 2017 - Annapolis, MD) Albert H. Todd, Executive Director of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and long-time watershed leader has announced his plans to retire in late summer 2017.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Board Members

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 (January 3, 2017 – Annapolis, MD) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announces the election of five new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board members are Joe Carnahan, Kelly Gutshall, Sally

Intern Spotlight: Meet Jordan

Hello, my name is Jordan Jackson and I am in my first summer here at the Alliance, and the experience has been nothing but great. I currently attend Hermitage High School in Henrico County and I have a lot of interests, including chemistry, but I would never have thought that I would come

Businesses for the Bay Announces 21 Founding Members

Annapolis, MD (June 8, 2016) The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announces recognition of the twenty-one Businesses for the Bay Founding Members. Through its Businesses for the Bay program, the Alliance helps businesses, both large and small, throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed to support the environment by taking voluntarily and measurable actions to improve

RiverWise Congregations Tour

On Sunday, June 12th Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake, in partnership with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy, hosted a driving tour and blessing of three RiverWise Congregations in Anne Arundel County. The public was invited to visit these houses of worship for the opportunity

FREE Member Event: Tour Blue Plains on June 16th

Alliance Members!   Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay on a FREE Members Only tour of DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant, the largest of its kind in the world!   Learn how Blue Plains has paved the way in wastewater treatment during an interactive driving tour on June

Beautiful Swimmers Revisited Film Showing

Wednesday May 4th   Doors Open at 6:00pm Film starts at 7:00pm St. Margaret’s Fellowship Hall 1601 Pleasant Plains Road Annapolis, Maryland Parking Available   FREE Admission, Donations at the door much appreciated. Click here to RSVP for event The Alliance in partnership with the Bay Journal

Free African American Health Program Community Day, Saturday, April 16th

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will be sponsoring the African American Health Program (AAHP) Community Day on April 16th, 2016. The event is free and open to individuals and families of all ages. Attendees will experience the “Taste of Nutrition,” energizing group fitness activities, and health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes,

New Online Yard Design Tool Helps You “Reduce Your Stormwater”

One of 20 garden templates available in the tool. Each template can be designed as a Conservation Landscape or a Rain Garden. With the arrival of spring, the Alliance has launched a new online Yard Design Tool that helps property owners in the Chesapeake Bay watershed create personalized planting plans for their