Staff Blog

Announcing A New Resilient Marsh & Living Shoreline Project in Maryland!

July 31, 2019

In Maryland, the Alliance is excited to announce that we are partnering with a local neighborhood on a resilient marsh and living shoreline project in the Cape St. Claire Community. This project will support the creation of a 970 linear foot living shoreline and 8,000 sq. ft. tidal wetland on the shores of the Magothy

Welcoming Two New Board Members

July 31, 2019

In July 2019, the Alliance’s Board of Directors welcomed two new Board members to our 21 person Board! Please join us in welcoming Jenn Jackson (Virginia) and Matt McGehrin (Maryland). Jenn Jackson has been with Capital One Financial Services for 20 years. She currently serves as the Business Risk Officer in Capital One’s Office of

Experiencing River Rally & Honoring A River Hero

July 31, 2019

I had the honor of attending the River Network’s 20th Annual River Rally conference this past June in Cleveland, Ohio. It was timed to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of famed Cuyahoga River fire. I learned over the course of the three day conference how pivotal this fire was to the creation of the 1970 Clean Water

Welcoming Two New Faces to the Alliance

July 9, 2019

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

Wrapping Up the Alliance’s First Ever Crab Cake Week

July 9, 2019

June proved to be an exciting month for the Alliance. This year, to celebrate Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, June 1 – 9th, we launched our inaugural “Crab Cake Week” in Richmond and Williamsburg. Nothing tastes like summer more than crab cakes! Close to 50 restaurants participated by serving their best crab cake meals (made from sustainably-sourced

Taking Simple Actions for the Chesapeake

July 9, 2019

During the first week of June, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, as well as environmental organizations, communities, businesses, and local governments in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, celebrated Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. The week was designated in 2016 by the Chesapeake Bay Commission for activities, educational programs, and events to celebrate our nation’s largest estuary

Welcoming New LGAC Members!

July 8, 2019

The Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council is pleased to welcome two new Maryland members, Ms. Patrice Bubar and Mayor Jacob Day, appointed by Governor Larry Hogan.  Both members were officially introduced to LGAC at their meeting in June. Patrice and Jacob join Sheila Finlayson, Alderwoman, City of Annapolis, Ronald Fithian, Commissioner,

Local Elected Officials Visit the Turtle Creek Watershed!

July 8, 2019

Members of the Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council (LGAC) had the pleasure of visiting Lewisburg, PA last month, during their quarterly meeting, to explore the rural site of Turtle Creek. The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (NPC) in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Northcentral Regional Office (NCRO), the United

Agroforestry and Native Understory Crops

July 1, 2019

Agroforestry is an exciting way to sustainably harvest food and herbs in your backyard without compromising your woodland. The concept of agroforestry has been around for…

Church and Partners Complete Project for Cleaner Water, Less Flooding At Historical Cemetery

June 26, 2019

Press Release  Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Media Contact: Marissa Spratley Email: Office: 443-949-0575 Cell: 410-718-2728 Asbury Broadneck United Methodist Church Media Contact: Mattie Wallace Email: 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

Favorite Summertime Spot on the Chesapeake Bay

June 24, 2019

There are many summertime spots that have a special place in my heart along the Chesapeake Bay and throughout the watershed, however there is one place I think of in particular when I’m asked about my favorite summertime locations and yes, like any great location – it involves food. While my family doesn’t joke around

2019 READY A Great Success in Pennsylvania

June 3, 2019

The Alliance Pennsylvania office finished up their 2019 READY Program season on Thursday, April 25th. The READY program helps connect young adults looking for a career change or a new beginning in conservation landscaping in urban and rural settings. This year’s program was a great success! The mighty crew of four young adults assisted with