Our focus is to conserve and restore the natural and cultural resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations.
We believe the Chesapeake is a national treasure that should be healthy, accessible to everyone, and its watershed a place where people and wildlife thrive.
To conserve and restore the natural and cultural resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations.
We serve as a catalyst for change, advancing strong public and private partnerships, developing and using new technology and empowering environmental stewardship.
Our objective is to accelerate progress to conserve 30% of the Chesapeake watershed by 2030 by equitably connecting people to the Chesapeake while conserving and restoring priority lands and waters.
Protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay requires diversity in perspective and practice.
Chesapeake Conservancy understands that protecting and restoring the natural and cultural resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed require intentional commitment to inclusive practices and narratives within the conservation movement. Through our work we celebrate and elevate the people, places and cultures of the region, especially by engaging underrepresented communities. Committing to the values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice is critical to achieve our vision of a Chesapeake that is healthy, accessible to everyone and a place where people and wildlife thrive. To that end, we commit ourselves to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice both in our programmatic priorities and our internal organizational development through inclusive recruitment of staff and board members and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.
- Advocate for and implement the priorities of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail (Chesapeake Trail) in partnership with the National Park Service
- Quantify the conservation movement and empower environmental stewards
- Defend and expand conservation, recreation and restoration programs
- Enhance collaboration and leverage partnerships
- Develop replicable approaches
What We Do
Connect people to the natural, cultural and recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake watershed – including its rivers, tributaries, landscapes and historic places. Implement Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail (Chesapeake Trail) and Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network in partnership with the National Park Service.
Work with partners and leverage data-driven strategies to conserve 30% of the Chesapeake watershed’s lands by 2030 and the special places that are important to diverse communities, indigenous tribes, and visitors and that preserve the Chesapeake watershed for this and future generations.
Expedite the Chesapeake watershed restoration effort by leveraging data-driven strategies and partnerships to meet regional habitat and water quality standards and provide their associated community benefits.
Infuse diversity-based policies and practices in our culture that are essential for the success of Chesapeake Conservancy’s mission.
Ensure adequate funding, staff, controls and proficiencies to remain the key partner for connecting, conserving and restoring land and water in the Chesapeake watershed, including with the Earl Conservation Center at Quiet Waters Park.
Message from the Chairman & President
Reflecting on 2021
Into the second year of the global pandemic, there was still so much that we did not know, but as a society, we hung onto hope. As an organization, Chesapeake Conservancy seized on that feeling of hope as inspiration for our conservation work and our work to strengthen communities throughout the Chesapeake Bay.
We set our sights on the future, using technology and innovation to help our watershed prepare for climate change resiliency. We led by example as we committed to greater diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in our organization, and we welcomed new cabinet secretaries and other leaders as these principles took hold in the conservation movement nationally and locally. We partnered to open new parks, provide bilingual programming and increase public access to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
As more people turned to nature for solace and recreation during the pandemic, they strengthened their relationship with the outdoors and inspired others to join them. This is something our society will not give up. Our love of the great outdoors is here to stay, and our federal, state and local parks must keep up with that demand.
Thankfully, policymakers are starting to respond with new ideas and investments for parks and other public lands, and Chesapeake Conservancy is ready to support these initiatives. Hope abounds as we do the work of conserving land and restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay with the active inclusion of all stakeholders, especially those who are or have been historically excluded and separated from meaningful involvement and participation.
Thank you for your support that made so many achievements possible. We are proud to share this reflection of 2021, a year during which we helped create new parks, advance the proposed Chesapeake National Recreation Area, use innovation and technology to empower Chesapeake restoration, form new conservation partnerships and conserve hundreds of acres–with success stories across the watershed. Chesapeake Conservancy has pledged to help Pennsylvania restore the health of 30 agriculturally impaired streams by 2030, embraced the Biden Administration’s commitment to conserving 30% of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030 and renewed our commitment to saving 30% of the Chesapeake Bay watershed by 2030. It is hope for the future that inspires this work.
Randall W. Larrimore, Chair
Mark Belton, Vice Chair
Leslie Delagran, Treasurer
Marc Bunting, Secretary
Joel E. Dunn
Pamela D. Marks
John G. Neely
Mamie A. Parker, PhD
John J. Reynolds
Chief G. Anne Richardson
Nancy B. Walters, PhD
Molly Joseph Ward
Gilbert M. Grosvenor
US Senator John Warner (ret.)
Patrick F. Noonan
Charles A. Stek
Charles H. “Chip” Collins
Dr. Wilton “Wilt” Corkern
Dr. Sylvia Earle
Amanda Savage Mahoney
Truman Semans, Sr.
Nancy Merrill Sullivan
H.W. “Skip” Wieder
Michael Bowman, Partnership Communications Coordinator
Mark Conway, Executive Vice President of Programs
Jody Couser, Senior Vice President of Communications
Jacob Czawlytko, Geospatial Data Engineer
Carly Dean, Program Manager
Joel E. Dunn, President & CEO
Melissa Ehrenreich, Senior Vice President of
Development & Business Strategy
Kelsey Everett, Partnership Digital Resources Associate
Jenna Feinauer, Bilingual Interpretive Outreach Assistant
Ellen Gardner, CFO/Senior Vice President of Finance
Adrienne Gemberling, Senior Project Manager
John Griffin, Chesapeake Conservation Partnership Program Manager
Ryan Hill, Project Coordinator/Geospatial Analyst
Louis Keddell, Geospatial Program Manager
Elliott Kurtz, Senior Geospatial Analyst
Emilie Lahneman, Development & Annual Fund Coordinator
Isabel Layton, Bilingual Interpretive Outreach Assistant
Jacob Leizear, Conservation GIS Project Manager
Amelia Lowe, Chesapeake Conservation Corps Member
Kumar Mainali, Senior Data Scientist
Patrick McCabe, Geospatial Analyst
Joseph McCauley, Chesapeake Fellow
Emily Mills, Geospatial Technology Manager
Susan Minnemeyer, Vice President of Technology
Mary Molloy, Geospatial Analyst
Erin Montgomery, Communications Associate
Mende Naylor, Executive Assistant
Matias Orrego, Bilingual Interpretive Outreach Assistant
Reed Perry, Manager of External Affairs
Matthew Provost, Vice President of Development
Gabrielle Roffe, Manager of Equity & Community Engagement
Frank Rohrer, Restoration Project Advisor
David Saavedra, Senior Geospatial Technical Lead
Daniel Salomón, Bilingual Interpretive Outreach Assistant
Julian Segovia, Bilingual Interpretive Outreach Assistant
Helen Sieracki, Human Resources Coordinator
Khadija Smith, Geospatial Analyst Intern
Rachel Soobitsky, Geospatial Program Manager
Lisa Spallitta, Accounting Coordinator
Susan Stephenson, Grants & Contracts Specialist
Katie Walker, Geospatial Program Manager
Michael Walker, Restoration Project Advisor
Emily Wiggans, Senior Geospatial Analyst
Nicholas Wright, Geospatial Analyst Intern
“We are working with the Chesapeake Conservancy to permanently protect our 82-acre family farm in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The property will soon be converted into a new park for the Jefferson County Parks & Recreation system and will increase outdoor recreation, public access and education while simultaneously protecting our watershed and native species. We deeply appreciate the extensive knowledge, skills and experience the Conservancy brings to protecting the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed and are very grateful for their support and guidance.”
The Moulton Family (Brucie, Barbara & David),
“The Gosnell Foundation is honored to support the Chesapeake Conservancy's efforts to create a Chesapeake National Recreation Area, to create a united place and framework to engage the public in its ecosystem and cultures.”
Kate Gelatt, Trustee
”The Grayce B. Kerr Fund, Inc. invested in new science capacity at the Conservancy to unlock data breakthroughs for conservation. Pioneering new AI approaches, Chesapeake Conservancy has shown how management quality data can be produced with the touch of a button that will change how landscapes are conserved everywhere.”
John R. Valliant, President, Grayce B. Kerr Fund, Inc.
CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND PUBLIC ACCESS
Strengthening and Forming Conservation Partnerships
Most conservation achievements involve multiple partners. In 2021, we celebrated our existing partnerships while forming new ones. On Earth Day, April 22, Chesapeake Conservancy joined with partners to welcome Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks to Vienna, Maryland, to highlight the Middle Chesapeake Sentinel Landscape Partnership, a significant tool for conservation on the Delmarva Peninsula.
The Bureau of Land Management Eastern States held a ceremony in November commemorating the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chesapeake Conservancy at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area in Lorton, Virginia.
Chesapeake Conservancy was selected to participate as a member of the second cohort of the International Land Conservation Network’s (ILCN) Large Landscape Peer Learning Initiative. This initiative connects conservation practitioners around the world to build relationships, share insights, advance strategies and solve problems.
318 Acres Conserved in Dorchester County, Maryland
A partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the United States Department of the Navy, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), The Conservation Fund (TCF), Mt. Cuba Center and Chesapeake Conservancy conserved 318 acres in the Nanticoke Rural Legacy Area on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With the acquisition of this conservation easement, known as the Eberspacher tract, from a consenting landowner, the Nanticoke Rural Legacy Area now contains over 24,000 acres of preserved land.
Pennsylvania Goal to Restore 30 Agriculturally Impaired Streams by 2030
On Earth Day, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf joined with Chesapeake Conservancy and local conservation partners to announce a new collaborative environmental initiative for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to restore the health of 30 agriculturally impaired streams by 2030. Many community partners have engaged in this effort, including the Pennsylvania departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Susquehanna University, seven county conservation districts, as well as the dozens of nonprofits, research institutions and local, federal and state agencies involved with the Central Pennsylvania Precision Conservation Partnership, Lancaster Clean Water Partners and the Live Stake Collaborative.
Report: Private Conservation Finance Critical to Restoring the Chesapeake Bay
In May 2021, the Environmental Policy Innovation Center and Chesapeake Conservancy released a comprehensive new report, Private Conservation Finance: The Chesapeake Bay’s Global Lead and How to Expand It. The report examines the programs and initiatives involving private conservation finance in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C. that are connected to the health of the Chesapeake Bay’s waters and ecosystems. Authors of the report estimate that approximately $4.2 billion of private investment has been deployed over the past 20 years to benefit Chesapeake conservation goals.
270 Acres Conserved in Wicomico County, Maryland
A 270-acre, family-owned farm on Rewastico Creek in Wicomico County, Maryland, is permanently conserved thanks to a collaborative approach. Partners included Wicomico County, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Rural Legacy Program, U.S. Navy through the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program, Lower Shore Land Trust (LSLT), Chesapeake Conservancy, Mt. Cuba Center, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Healthy Watersheds Consortium. Approximately 70 acres of agricultural land and 200 acres of forest and forested wetlands are now conserved in an extensive area of protected lands in and around the Quantico Creek Rural Legacy Area.
Grand Opening Oyster House Park
Chesapeake Conservancy and partners celebrated the grand opening of a new park along the Chesapeake Trail in Seaford, Delaware. Oyster House Park, located at the site of the old J.B. Robinson Oyster House, opened for the public to enjoy the expanded river walk, fishing nooks, performance deck, boat docking facilities and a kayak launch along the Nanticoke, one of the most pristine rivers of the Chesapeake.
Nanticoke Crossing Park
Chesapeake Conservancy and partner Sussex County Land Trust (SCLT) celebrated the protection of 41 acres along the Nanticoke River in Delaware, now opened to the public as the new Nanticoke Crossing Park. The park includes 29 acres of a mixed hardwood-pine forest, 12 acres of open area with large canopy trees and 1,900 feet of meandering shoreline with healthy, freshwater tidal, wetland plants. This is the 21st parcel protected through the Chesapeake Conservancy’s partnership with Mt. Cuba Center for a total of 3,050 acres. Other conservation partners involved in the project include Sussex County Council, U.S. Navy via its Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program, Delaware Open Space Program and Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife.
30 by 30
In January, Chesapeake Conservancy welcomed President Biden’s announcement of a new national goal to conserve at least 30% each of the nation’s lands and waters by the year 2030 in order to protect America’s wildlife and natural landscapes.
In concert with this national initiative, Chesapeake Conservancy embarked on a 30% by 2030 conservation and restoration goal for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Chesapeake Conservancy believes that the Bay watershed is an ideal proving ground for a U.S. 30% by 2030 conservation and restoration goal.
Morgan State University Internship Program
Charles County Government partnered with Chesapeake Conservancy to hire two student interns from Morgan State University, Khadija Smith and Nicholas Wright, through its Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL) Summer Internship program.
Chesapeake Conservancy’s Conservation Innovation Center mentored the summer interns as they worked on projects to map opportunities to improve access to green space, protected areas and recreational opportunities for underserved communities in Charles County, Maryland. The PEARL Summer Internship program develops students’ skills in project design, fieldwork, laboratory research and scientific writing. Chesapeake Conservancy provided the students with training and work experience in using geospatial analysis to support land use planning and conservation goals.
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
In November, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, bipartisan legislation that invests more than $1 trillion in infrastructure projects across the United States. The funding includes $238 million for the Chesapeake Bay Program over five years to help provide tools to mitigate impending climate impacts and restore the health of the Chesapeake.
Chesapeake National Recreation Area (CNRA)
The coalition of partners and organizations that joined together in 2020 to support the call for a Chesapeake National Recreation Area (CNRA) continued to build momentum for this “21st-century park.”
In March, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and U.S. Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) formed a working group to consider legislation that would establish the CNRA, a new unit of the National Park System. The working group includes more than 30 regional organizations representing a diverse set of stakeholders such as the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia, Chesapeake Bay environmental nonprofits, representatives from the watermen community, marine manufacturers, diversity and inclusion-focused organizations, conservation groups and national park experts.
A Chesapeake Bay area survey of voters commissioned by Hispanic Access Foundation and the Chesapeake Conservancy, and conducted by David Binder Research, found that Latinos in Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia strongly support increasing public access to the Bay and helping secure funding for its restoration. In fact, 84% of Latino voters would support the creation of a CNRA.
The proposed CNRA would be a collection of parks and other public lands in the Chesapeake Bay that through NPS status would bring national and international attention to the Bay’s significant natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources. Formally connected through partnerships between the National Park Service and communities and states, these parks would become the CNRA and tell a consistent narrative about the nation’s largest estuary and one of the world’s largest environmental restoration efforts. Visit www.united4cnra.com to learn more.
Maryland Governor Hogan’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget
The year started off strong with the Maryland General Assembly passage of the state budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022, which provides substantial funding to support Maryland state and local parks and open space protection.
The FY 22 budget provided full funding—a total of $178.9 million—for Maryland’s Program Open Space. The General Assembly also included repayments to Program Open Space from past diversions to the General Fund, and the budget directed nearly $23 million to address critical maintenance at state parks. Additionally, in response to a significant increase in local park usage during the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Assembly also included an additional $85 million to support local park improvements.
FY22 Federal Appropriations
Chesapeake Conservancy celebrated President Biden’s FY 2022 budget proposal that included significant and much-needed investments in land conservation and environmental protection initiatives, including for the Chesapeake Bay. The president’s proposed budget increased funding for EPA Geographic Programs, which includes the Chesapeake Bay Program. Additionally, it provided substantial funding for federal conservation programs and funding for many other federal programs supporting conservation and public access in the Chesapeake Bay, including the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network, the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office.
Online Tools for Landowners Considering Conservation Options
Thanks to a partnership of conservation organizations, landowners considering conservation in Maryland’s Frederick and Washington counties; Virginia’s Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Page and Warren counties; and West Virginia’s Jefferson and Berkeley counties have access to three new online tools to better understand and incentivize their options.
The tools will help landowners better understand the importance of the environmental and cultural features of their properties, perhaps incentivizing them to choose conservation and better protect their land. This work was funded by the Land Trust Alliance’s Chesapeake Bay Land and Water Initiative grant program. Partners included the Safe Water Conservation Collaborative (SWCC), the Heart of Maryland Conservation Alliance (HMCA) and the Shenandoah Valley Conservation Collaborative (SVCC), which enlisted the expertise of Chesapeake Conservancy’s Conservation Innovation Center (CIC).
Partners Highlight James River Water Quality Achievements
The Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE), Chesapeake Conservancy and The Commons released a new visual graphic computer platform called a “StoryMap,” highlighting achievements in improving water quality of the James River in Virginia made possible by the endowment’s grant program, the James River Water Quality Improvement Program (JRWQIP). Produced by the Chesapeake Conservancy’s CIC, the new StoryMap highlights some of the achievements made by the grantees since the grant program began in 2018, including new riparian buffers, agricultural pollution reduction practices, living shorelines, stream restoration projects and investments in the Jamestown region. JRWQIP grantees track details and impacts of their work using an online platform called FieldDoc, which was developed and is maintained by The Commons to manage and visualize progress.
Virginia Study Shows Efforts to Improve Water Quality Also Counter Climate Warming
In August, the CIC issued a report Climate Benefits of Chesapeake Bay Restoration in Virginia, which examined how efforts to improve water quality in Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed have also provided a secondary benefit of helping to remove carbon from the atmosphere. The results of this study indicate that a large opportunity exists for accelerating climate action within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Solar Siting Study for St. Mary’s County, Maryland
At a 2021 meeting of the St. Mary’s County Solar Task Force, the CIC presented a new report: Optimal Solar Siting for St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Using geospatial analysis, the report identifies optimal solar sites and answers the key question: Are enough optimal sites available to meet St. Mary’s County’s renewable energy goals for solar energy while avoiding impacts to agriculture and the environment?
The analysis results showed St. Mary’s County offers significant optimal opportunities for solar placement in the existing built environment that would minimally impact the natural landscape or prime agricultural land including on rooftops of commercial and residential buildings, above parking lots as solar canopies, on capped landfills, around the Marlay-Taylor Wastewater Reclamation Facility and on county-owned properties.
First Map of Ground-Mounted Solar Arrays
In March, using artificial intelligence (AI) and satellite imagery, Defenders of Wildlife and Chesapeake Conservancy partnered to make a dataset available for the first time that will enable researchers in a variety of fields to understand patterns of solar development and estimate environmental effects for the Chesapeake region. This project, funded by a grant from the Grayce B. Kerr Fund Inc., mapped ground-mounted solar arrays—a collection of multiple solar panels—to get an understanding of how solar is being built across the entire Chesapeake Bay watershed.
A complete, up-to-date inventory of solar arrays has never been available for the Chesapeake region. This groundbreaking data will allow researchers in a variety of fields to understand patterns of solar development and estimate their environmental effects for the region.
CHAMPIONS OF THE CHESAPEAKE
The 2021 Champions of the Chesapeake are Marcus Kohl and Jason Fellon, employees of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and Jonathan Doherty, assistant superintendent of the NPS Chesapeake, who retired after 41 years with the National Park Service.
From left to right: Chesapeake Conservancy Board Member John Reynolds, Champion of the Chesapeake Jonathan Doherty, Chesapeake Conservancy President and CEO Joel Dunn and NPS Chesapeake Superintendent Wendy O’Sullivan
Regional Director, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Watershed Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Our sincere appreciation to the individual, foundation and corporate donors who have made our work possible. We truly appreciate your generosity.
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