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.

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

Annapolis Film Festival Environmental Showcase

Forum attendees share a discussion on forest management strategies with the Alliance’s Chesapeake Forest team. On Friday, April 1st at 2 pm the Annapolis Film Festival will roll out a Chesapeake red carpet for the 4th annual Environmental Showcase.   The Alliance is supporting as a partner the fourth annual Annapolis Film

Environmental Showcase of the Annapolis Film Festival 2016

Friday, April 1st 2:00pm to 5:00pm   St. Anne’s Parish House 199 Duke of Gloucester Street Annapolis, Maryland   Don’t miss out!   The Alliance is supporting as a partner the fourth annual Annapolis Film Festival’s Environmental Showcase that will be held on Friday, April 1 from 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm at St.

READY is Moving Upstream to Pennsylvania!

More vibrant communities with beautiful green infrastructure and “green” summer jobs for youth is the vision of the Alliance newest program in Pennsylvania.  Alliance staff have started planning READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) in Lancaster City with a strong network of city organizations.  The goal is to have an implementation plan completed by

Restoring the Bay One Tree at a Time

Trees for Sacred Places partnership helps faith communities take environmental action Church members planting at All Saints Lutheran Church (January 19, 2016- Annapolis, MD) The Trees for Sacred Places Program, a partnership between the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) and Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake (IPC), is a unique program

Taking Nature Black: A Celebration of Black History Month and Job Fair

Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program The Chesapeake Bay Program’s Diversity Action Team is partnering with the Audubon Naturalist Society for a special event titled Taking Nature Black. The event will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Woodend Nature Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  It will include a Green Jobs Fair from 9 am to noon.  Job fair employer

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Board of Directors Elects New Chair

Dr. Robert Paul, Professor of Biology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland named (January 4, 2016 – Annapolis, MD) The Board of Directors of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has elected Dr. Robert W. Paul, professor of biology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, as its new board chair. Paul will serve as

Greening Virginia’s Capitol Complete

The Greening Virginia’s Capitol project, funded by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, is complete! Several low impact development practices have been installed to help filter and reduce stormwater runoff, thus reducing the amount of pollutants that are reaching the James River. To celebrate the project completion, we held a media tour on August

RiverWise Education: Fostering the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards

How do we relate the importance of our environment to our daily actions? Are we teaching our children how to think about how their daily actions relate to the health of our land and waters? Do we know what impact we have on stimulating environmental awareness in children?  Are we raising children

Greening Virginia’s Capitol: Next Phase Begins!

The next phase of the Greening Virginia’s Capitol is about to begin! The Alliance has partnered with the City of Richmond, 3North, Waterstreet Studio, and Capitol Trees to complete design and begin implementation of Richmond’s first green corridor on 10th Street.  This urban greenway, dubbed the Jefferson Greenway, will be constructed using green infrastructure

Climate Change, Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay

A new MCCC report says climate change will lead to more severe storms in Maryland, along with rising sea levels and increased temperatures. With the Climate Change Conference just ending in the Paris Agreement on Tuesday (Dec 15), climate change has been at the forefront of everyone’s news feeds once again. It’s easy to