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NWA Seeks New Executive Director

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the resources of the Nanticoke River, seeks a highly qualified and motivated person to play a leadership role in developing and implementing the programs and initiatives of the NWA. The Executive Director (ED) oversees all aspects of nonprofit management, including staff supervision, financial administration, fundraising, board communication, partner organization relationship building, and more.

This position will close on January 31, 2017. For a full position description and position requirements, please see the position description.

Office Closed for Holidays


The NWA’s Office will be closed until Tuesday, January 3.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Happy Holidays!

You’re Invited to NWA’s New Year’s Dinner on January 11!

Please donate to the NWA on Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is here!  Here are the top 10 reasons to support the NWA:

Giving Tuesday-2016

Please donate on November 29 at

Your donation will:

  • Help fund the award-winning, EPA-approved Nanticoke Creekwatchers Citizen Water Monitoring Program.
  • Educate seventh grade students and homeowners of Wicomico and Dorchester counties, MD and Sussex County, DE on water quality issues and the community’s role in protecting the environment.
  • Coordinate environmental improvement projects on schoolyards, residential properties and agricultural lands.

Nanticoke River Report Card Media Reports

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance would like to thank all of the media who attended and covered our Wade In and 2015 Nanticoke River Report Card Launch. You can view the following videos and reports to learn more about how the day went. We will continue to update this page.

Laurel Star

WBOC (video)

WMDT (video/text)

WSDL (text)

2015 Nanticoke River Report Card Now Available!

2015 Nanticoke River Report Card for Web_Page_1On Thursday, July 28, 2016, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance released the 2015 Nanticoke River Report Card, which examines the health of the river and its tributaries during the 2015 calendar year. The report card uses data from the NWA’s Nanticoke Creekwatchers Citizen Water Monitoring Program, along with data from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge’s Volunteer Monitoring Program and Chesapeake Bay Program data.

In addition to examining trends for the five major indicators (dissolved oxygen, water clarity, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, and chlorophyll a), the 2015 Nanticoke River Report Card also reveals results from the Summer 2015 Bacterial Source Tracking project.

The report card also provides information on how we can all improve local water quality and how to get involved with the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance or the Nanticoke Creekwatchers program.

Hard copies of the report card are available in the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance’s Vienna office and at upcoming outreach events, including the Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival, the Woodland Ferry Festival, and the Nanticoke Jamboree.

NWA Office Closed from July 4-July 8

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance office will be closed during the week of July 4-July 8. We will reopen on Monday, July 11. We wish all of our friends a happy and safe Independence Day!

2016 Nanticoke Wade In

Nanticoke Musselwatchers Program Now Open for Registration!

NWA Seeks a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer

Our four previous Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteers

Our four previous Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteers

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance is one of many potential Host sites for the 2016-17 Chesapeake Conservation Corps service year. The Corps Program provides hands-on environmental, leadership and green job training opportunities for young adults through environmental, community engagement and energy conservation projects. This initiative, supported by the Trust, Constellation Energy, the National Park Service and the state of Maryland, places young adults 18-25 with nonprofit or government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field for a one-year term of service in the Chesapeake Bay region ($16,000 annual stipend).

The purpose of the Corps is 1) to enable young adults to work with host organizations and communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region on issues surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, and 2) to provide leadership and green training opportunities for young adults pursuing environmental and conservation careers including conferences, trainings, grant writing, project management and others. Corps members will work fulltime on projects and programs in the realms of environmental restoration, community engagement, environmental education, energy conservation, sustainable agriculture and forestry that will promote and sustain the Bay and its surrounding environment as well as provide young adults with the opportunities to gain career skills and become more engaged through meaningful community service.

If successfully matched with the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, the Corps Volunteer will work directly with NWA staff to help administer the various programs of the organization. Projects include a variety of efforts targeted at watershed restoration, environmental education, public outreach, and water quality monitoring. Please view the CCC Position Announcement 2016-17 for full details about the expectations and responsibilities of the position. Please contact Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Beth Wasden (or 443.944.1175) with any questions about this program or to directly submit your resume.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 30-35 Corps Members, young adults 18-25, with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for a paid year of service ($16,000) beginning on August 23, 2016. To find the application or view a list of potential Host Organizations go to

Applications must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by April 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

For any questions about becoming a volunteer or about the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Program Specialist Tara Baker, or 410-974-2941, ext. 102.