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Nissa Dean

Awareness Week offers a variety of activities to get Back to the Bay

When I sit back and think about my career — the things I’ve learned, opportunities that presented themselves and work that I’ve done — there is one thing that has been a constant driving force and focus —the Chesapeake Bay.

I didn’t grow up on the Chesapeake Bay proper, but I did grow up swimming and recreating on its rivers, the Potomac and the James. My favorite moments occur...

New monitoring cooperative aims to expand role of citizen science

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been involved in many innovative efforts and programs in the 45 years that we’ve been working on Chesapeake Bay issues.

We have participated in the creation of new projects and programs that have shaped our approach to engaging the public in the Bay restoration effort. Expanding the role of volunteers in water quality monitoring has been...

Effort will raise number of citizens collecting data on the Bay, its rivers

The collective effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and the streams and rivers that drain into it has been going on for decades. We have all been working to reduce pollution entering our local waterways on a variety of levels.

The Chesapeake Bay Program has worked with state partners to modify policies to better protect habitat and water quality, educate the public on land...

About Nissa Dean

Nissa Dean is the Virginia state director for the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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