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.

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

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

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

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

Our Taste of the Chesapeake Fundraiser

Taste of the Chesapeake 2016 Please Join Us! The Taste of the Chesapeake, our annual fundraising gala and celebration of our environmental leadership award winners, will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 (5:30-9:00p.m.) in Annapolis, Maryland at the Rooftop Conference Center in the Belcher Pavilion of the Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Renewed Commitment to Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring in Virginia

On November 18th, leaders from Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Izaak Walton League of America, Virginia Citizens for Water Quality, and Virginia Water Monitoring Council, and the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay renewed a long-standing commitment to partnering to give citizens the tools and trainings needed

Trees for Sacred Places Plants 10,000 Trees!

Congregation members planting at a sappling outside their house of worship Trees for Sacred Places is proud to announce that we have planted 10,901 trees as part of the Maryland Governors Stream Buffer Challenge. Originally called 10,000 Trees when this project was begun in 2013, Trees for Sacred Places engages houses of

2015 Chesapeake Bay Business Forum Kicks off New Businesses for the Bay

Business leaders from the Chesapeake region gather to rally support for Bay restoration (Annapolis, MD – November 11, 2015) – Regional business leaders gathered yesterday for the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Business Forum in Baltimore, Maryland, to rally business and support for Bay restoration.   The day-long Forum, sponsored by the Alliance for the

[Webcast] Becoming RiverWise! An Introduction to Becoming a RiverWise Community

Becoming RiverWise! An Introduction To Becoming A RiverWise Community Forum attendees share a discussion on forest management strategies with the Alliance’s Chesapeake Forest team. WEBCAST Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 12:00 Pm EST – 1:30 Pm EST Cost: FREE Categories: 2015 Webcast Series Register Now! Registration Is Open And Required. SPEAKERS: Nissa Dean, Alliance