Nanticoke Watershed Alliance Staff
Staff from left to right: Joanne Maturana - Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer Beth Wasden - Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Lisa Baird - Education and Development Coordinator Shelly Baird - Executive Director
Chesapeake Watershed Forum
Former and current Chesapeake Conservation Corps (Tyler, Lisa, JoJo, Amanda) for Nanticoke Watershed Alliance with Executive Director, Shelly Baird.
From mid-March to early November, Creekwatchers monitor sites. Creekwatcher, Nan and Andrew flushing out their syringe before sampling for chlorophyll a.
Nanticoke River Report Card
At the annual Wade-In, the Nanticoke River Report Card is released. The Report Card is generated by using the data from the Nanticoke Creekwatchers sampling and other partners. We just released the 2014 Nanticoke River Report Card, which is available at http://nanticokeriver.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2014-Nanticoke-River-Report-Card-Final-for-Web.pdf.
Paddle the Nanticoke!
Check out our Paddle the Nanticoke website for paddling itineraries, information about public access sites, and more!
Nathan Sail of Dorchester
After an eventful 2014 season of Creekwatching, Nanticoke Creekwatchers enjoyed a sail on a Skipjack.
Runaway Rain Gardens
In partnership with Troop 89, MD Sea Grant, Old Trinity Church, and Chesapeake Bay Trust, Nanticoke Watershed Alliance installed a rain garden and two rain barrels at Old Trinity Church in Church Creek.
Conservation is important to the health of the Nanticoke River. Troop 89 Girl Scouts are painting the earth-minded rain barrel they installed at OTC.
With the help of the community and Mardela Middle and High School over 400 trees were planted at Cherry Beach Park in spring 2014.
Environmental Education Efforts
Environmental Education is important both inside and outside of the classroom. This year for their action project, North Dorchester Middle School created 6 vegetable gardens to coincide with their school-wide composting and recycling program.
NWA participates in various outreach events such as, hosting homeowner workshops and assisting with the Reclaim Our Rivers Series in Delaware. This event was the EcoPaddle.
Toast to the Nanticoke
Most importantly, the Nanticoke River should be celebrated and cherished. Toast to the Nanticoke is an event which provides the opportunity to celebrate the wonders of the watershed and its recent successes.