July 15 Backyard Conservation Workshop in Salisbury!

NWA Now Recruiting for a 2017-2018 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer

The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance is now recruiting a Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer for the 2017-2018 service term. Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteers serve as integral members of staff and assist with a wide range of programs, including the award-winning Nanticoke Creekwatchers Citizen Water Monitoring Program, environmental education, and outreach.

The purpose of the Corps Program 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 training opportunities for young adults pursuing environmental careers including conferences, trainings, grant writing, project management and others. Corps Members help manage programs and projects 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. This program provides young adults with the opportunities to gain career skills and become more engaged through meaningful community service.

With a staff of three, there will be ample opportunity for the Corps Volunteer to be an integral member of a dedicated team. The Corps Volunteer will work directly with NWA partner organizations and gain professional contacts through various networking opportunities. The Corps Volunteer will learn the inner workings of a small non-profit conservation organization and will be given the opportunity to take ownership of their work as well as understand how it fits into the overall conservation efforts of the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance.

To Apply:    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 ($17,000) beginning on August 22, 2017.  To find the application go to https://cbtrust.org/prospective/.

Applications must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

For any questions about becoming a volunteer or about the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Senior Program Officer Tara Baker, tbaker@cbtrust.org or 410-974-2941, ext. 102. Chesapeake Bay Trust will also provide admission into the Chesapeake Watershed Forum, a Bay-wide conference with ample learning and networking opportunities. Corps Volunteer will receive grant writing experience and plan, implement, and manage a project of their own through a mini-grant offered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

For more information about the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance or to submit your resume in advance, contact Beth Wasden at bethwasden@nanticokeriver.org or at 443.944.1175. Please see the CCC Position Announcement 2017-18 for more information about the position.

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 www.ShoreGivesMore.org

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