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Chesapeake Conservancy | 2017 Annual Report
VISION

The Chesapeake Conservancy envisions a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed where fish and wildlife thrive, and everyone enjoys healthy waters and abundant forests, wetlands, shorelines, and open spaces—as immortalized in Captain John Smith’s voyage of exploration, a place of natural wonder, rich in cultural traditions, treasured and conserved for all.

MISSION

The Conservancy works to achieve a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed by connecting people with its wildlife and history, conserving landscapes and rivers, and restoring its natural resources.

We serve as a catalyst for change, advancing strong public and private partnerships, developing and using new technology, and driving innovation throughout our work.

From our founding, we have embraced the National Park Service’s Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail as an inspiration and framework for our work in the region.

STRATEGIC GOALS

Our three goals are:

  1. Connect people to the Chesapeake Bay
  2. Conserve its landscapes and special places
  3. Restore its lands, habitats, and waters.

Bay Access for All

At the Chesapeake Conservancy, through our partnerships with the National Park Service and others, we are protecting key natural and historical resources throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, connecting people to the many ways to enjoy our natural resources, and inspiring passion to care for them.

From our founding, Captain John Smith’s exploration of the Chesapeake and the resulting map, as well as the description of the environment where Native Americans thrived during his journey from 1607 to 1609, have formed the backbone of our work. Just as Captain Smith mapped the Chesapeake region with the tools of his time, we are mapping the watershed with cutting edge tools to the 1-meter scale, using satellite imagery, cloud-based computing, and Geographic Information Systems. Information is power, and this information is powering the restoration of the Chesapeake.

We believe in democratizing such environmental data—making information, tools, and technology available to everyone for conservation. That means that a landowner who wants to reduce the amount of runoff entering the Bay from his property can do so quickly, cheaply, and to maximum effect. It means that Chesapeake Conservancy or our partners can identify the best places for parks and access sites, so that every child can experience the wonders of the Chesapeake.

Access to the Bay and access to conservation tools are hallmarks of the Chesapeake Conservancy’s work. And without your support, this wouldn’t be possible.  Thank you for your commitment to Bay Access for All.

 

 

 

Doug P. Wheeler                             Joel E. Dunn

Chairman of the Board                  President & CEO

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2017 Board of Directors

Douglas P. Wheeler, Chairman
Stephen F. Harper, Vice Chairman
Robert Gensler, Treasurer
Jane Danowitz, Secretary

Nicholas H. Dilks
Joel E. Dunn
Holly A. Evans
Robert E. Friend
Heather Gartman
Paul E. Hagen
Michael D. Hankin
Verna Harrison
Barbara Jackson
Turney McKnight
Edward T. McMahon
Jeffery More
John G. Neely
Richard G. Scobey
Anne W. Scott
Robert G. Stanton

Honorary Directors

Gilbert M. Grosvenor
U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes (ret.)
U.S. Senator John Warner (ret.)

Emeritus Directors

Charles A. Stek
Patrick F. Noonan

2017 Chesapeake Council

David Blitzer
Keith Campbell
Charles H. “Chip” Collins
Dr. Wilton “Wilt” Corkern
Lavinia Currier
Dr. Sylvia Earle
Elinor Farquhar
Sid Jamieson
Randy Larrimore
Amanda Savage Mahoney
Nancy Merrill
Joan Murray
Dr. Mamie Parker
John Reynolds
Truman Semans, Sr.
Ann Swanson
John Turner
H.W. “Skip” Wieder
Steven Williams

2017 Staff

Joel E. Dunn, President and CEO
Jenn Aiosa, Vice President and Director of Programs
Jeff Allenby, Director of Conservation Technology
Katie Bisson, Summer Intern
Kate Bohanan, Project Manager

Chris Barry, Wildlife Webcams Intern
Carolyn Black, Interpretation and Partnership Associate
Jody Couser, Director of Communications
Carly Dean, Project Manager
Melissa Ehrenreich, Director of Development
Sarah Elder, Director of Operations
Adrienne Gemberling, Susquehanna Technical Coordinator
Michael Gee, Encore Fellow
Regan Gifford, Outreach Coordinator
John Griffin, Program Manager, Chesapeake Conservation Partnership

Chigo Ibeh, Geospatial Analyst
Louis Keddell, Geospatial Analyst
Jacob Leizear, GIS Fellow
Margaret Markham, Geospatial Analyst
Joe McCauley, Chesapeake Fellow

Megan McSwain, Communications and Partnership Assistant
Emily Mills, Geospatial Analyst
Michael Norton, Geospatial Project Manager
Cassandra Pallai, Geospatial Program Manager
Reed Perry, Chesapeake Fellow
David Saavedra, Geospatial Analyst
Jared Schultz, Grants Specialist
Susan Shingledecker, Vice President and Director of Programs
Helen Sieracki, Development Coordinator
Rachel Soobitsky, Geospatial Analyst
Colin Stief, Senior Application Designer
Robin Talbot, Executive Assistant
Peter Turcik, Media Specialist
George Ward, Summer Intern
Kathryn Wesson, Geospatial Analyst
Colleen Whitlock, Director of Administration

Testimonials

ORGANIZATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Secured $27 million in federal funds (FY15-18) to protect 6,600 acres of land at parks, wildlife refuges, and and forests in the Chesapeake along with partners in the Rivers of the Chesapeake Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Collaborative Landscape proposal.
We partner with the National Park Service and others in the Chesapeake Bay to protect our special places and restore our great rivers.
  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and Werowocomoco
  • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
  • Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge
  • James River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
  • George Washington and Thomas Jefferson National Forests
  • Fort Monroe National Monument
  • Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network to create 153 new access sites

CONSERVATION INNOVATION CENTER

New data allows us to zoom in more than 900 times better than what was previously available to manage our watershed. Democratizing this data will:
  • Empower local environmental stewardship
  • Enable epic collaboration
  • Focus the community on quantified outcomes
  • Drive measurable results
  • Justify continued public investments
  • Create new private investment opportunities
Our Conservation Innovation Center empowers the conservation community with access to the latest data and technology. Our team of geospatial analysts worked to produce 1-meter resolution land cover data for approximately 100,000 square miles of land in and surrounding the Chesapeake Bay watershed for the Chesapeake Bay Program. This is available as open data for all land conservation entities, large or small, to use to practice precision conservation. We create tools for our partners to command the data and drive impressive change on the ground.

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PROTECTING THE SPECIAL PLACES OF THE CHESAPEAKE

Working to create the first National Marine Sanctuary in the Chesapeake.

Highlighting the Chesapeake as a National Treasure.

Chesapeake Conservancy has been a lead partner in the effort to designate Mallows Bay – Potomac River as a National Marine Sanctuary. Located approximately 30 miles south of Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River in Charles County, Maryland, it is home to the Ghost Fleet of historic shipwrecks that have become important ecological habitats. In 2017, following the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Chesapeake Conservancy sought the public’s comments, advocated for this designation, and built local, national, and international awareness of this tourist destination.

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PROTECTING AND RESTORING
THE LAND AND WATER THAT MATTER TO YOU

Fones Cliffs is home to one of the largest concentrations of eagles on the East Coast.

It is potentially home to significant American Indian artifacts.

We’re fighting to permanently protect Fones Cliffs on the Rappahannock River in Virginia. This significant site along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is currently threatened by a proposal for a large golf resortThis national treasure — home to the cultural history of the Rappahannock Tribe — is a majestic place that should be protected for future generations.

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YOUR GIFT TODAY

More than 18 million people call the Chesapeake home and have fallen in love with its awesome landscapes and rivers. So much so that thousands of acres of open space disappear each year. We are in a race against time to conserve, protect, and restore what makes the Chesapeake so special before it is too late. Thank you for supporting our work. No amount is too small or too large to help us achieve great things together. Click here to find out how to make a planned gift.

Your tax-deductible contribution of any amount is truly appreciated. Our tax id number is 26-2271377.

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2017 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

CONSERVATION

Donated a parcel of land to the Rappahannock Tribe along Fones Cliffs. The donated land, made possible through a generous gift by Ms. Virginia Warner, returned the tribe to their ancestral homeland after more than 350 years of separation.

 

 

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Following four years of collaboration with many local partners and the public, Chesapeake Conservancy and its partners released a report, A Vision for the Susquehanna River Watershed, identifying local conservation priorities and developing locally-supported recommendations for future action.

 

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RESTORATION

Chesapeake Conservancy and its partners released the Restoration Report tool to help landowners in Pennsylvania’s Clinton and Centre Counties improve water quality on their property. Using state-of-the-art data analysis, the Restoration Reports tool generates a customized report for a property that includes: the watershed it is a part of; the wildlife species that may already or could potentially live in the area; and the proximity of the property to a designated trout stream.

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Using data and analysis conducted by our Conservation Innovation Center to determine the most effective place for the project, Chesapeake Conservancy and partners installed vegetation and structures to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff and improve water quality on a property on Elk Creek, a tributary of Penns Creek, in Centre County, Pennsylvania.

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“Through this project, Chesapeake Conservancy and our partners are using precision conservation—projects at the right place, the right scale, the right size, the right time, and making sure they are working—to pilot a new approach to conservation. Instead of sweeping acquisitions or all-encompassing legislation, we can use the latest high-resolution datasets to conduct advanced geospatial analysis to better target and implement best management practices.”
– Joel Dunn, President and CEO

ADVOCACY

We also celebrated the Clean Water Commerce Act, which creates a market to purchase successful outcomes rather than funding projects. The new high-resolution data can increase the likeliness of success and enhance the pace of water quality improvements throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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With our partners, we successfully advocated for the restoration of funds for state land conservation programs, such as $127 million for Program Open Space in Maryland.

Chesapeake Conservancy advocated for federal funding to benefit the Chesapeake, ultimately securing more than $7 million dollars for conservation and recreational water access in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017. We also successfully pushed for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program to maintain its funding of $73 million.

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Chesapeake Conservancy pushes for new ways to think about approaching restoration, including pay-for-success.  As Maryland sought solutions for long-standing issues at Conowingo Dam, we advocated for upstream best management practices funded with public and private capital investments—and guided by the latest technology and data—to be a part of the long-term solution.  We also called for the permanent protection of land along the Susquehanna River.

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INNOVATION

In 2017, our small nonprofit began to attract worldwide attention for our innovative work with high-resolution data. This data is groundbreaking for Chesapeake conservation and can be replicated across the planet. We were featured in a video produced by Microsoft and invited by Esri to present at its User Conference with 16,000 attendees. We processed 3.8 billion pixels – 800 square miles of our watershed – in just under 6 minutes, LIVE, on the stage.

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Together with its partners, Chesapeake Conservancy launched an effort to map streams throughout the watershed with unprecedented precision and accuracy by utilizing LiDAR.

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SOCIAL IMPACT

In 2017, together with our partner, the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, we launched a mobile visitor center called the Roving Ranger to bring information about the Chesapeake to places where people have gathered like festivals, parks, and events. The Roving Ranger is the size of a delivery truck and features large, beautiful scenes of the Chesapeake Bay on all sides. It’s a one-stop-shop where you can find out about places to go and things to do on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail — and collect the much sought-after “passport” stamp from the Park Service.

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Chesapeake Conservancy joined the Greater Baltimore Wilderness Coalition to host the Green Opportunity and Job Fair for Baltimore Youth and the Cultural Awareness Workshop for Employers. The event engaged Baltimore students and young adults interested in conservation careers and supported cultural competency in conservation organizations interested in diversifying the people who work with and for them.

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INSPIRING EXPLORATION

Chesapeake Conservancy and the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office inspire people to get out and enjoy all that the Chesapeake region has to offer through their partnership website, FindYourChesapeake.com, and weekly e-newsletter, Trips and Tips. We know that when people fall in love with a place, they will work to help protect it. The website is tourism-focused and helps residents and visitors explore over 350 special places around the Chesapeake watershed, many along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and other Chesapeake Gateways sites.

Sign Up for Trips and Tips
Visit FindYourChesapeake.com

In 2017, Chesapeake Conservancy and the National Park Service launched a new website, paddlethepotomac.com, focusing on Potomac-centered experiences to engage the public to become better stewards of the “nation’s river.”

Visit PaddlethePotomac.com

VIRTUAL CONNECTIONS

Chesapeake Conservancy helps people connect with nature and the Chesapeake Bay through its wildlife webcams, which feature ospreys, peregrine falcons, and great blue herons. The cams are a fascinating and addicting way to observe the wonders of nature. In 2017, Chesapeake Conservancy entered into a new partnership with Explore.org, which greatly increased the number of worldwide viewers. In total, nearly 10 million viewers from all over the world watched the cams in 2017, including countries like Iceland, Ghana, Armenia, China, and Belize, and the Cayman Islands. The osprey and peregrine stories are fantastic to share with our viewers because they are true conservation success stories. With both the peregrine and the osprey once facing near eradication in the 1970s, due to the effects of DDT, today they have rebounded in the Chesapeake thanks to the ban on DDT and the careful work of ornithologists and conservationists such as The Peregrine Fund. Their stories are ideal to highlight because they prove that we humans can turn things around while helping us connect people to the Chesapeake Bay.

Watch the Cams

While nothing beats the experience of seeing the beauty of the Chesapeake firsthand, we’ve created 10 virtual river tours along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, similar to Google Street View, so that you can plan your next adventure. Take a virtual tour, scope out the access site you plan to use, or just soak in the beauty from your screen with the perspective of a paddler.

Take a Tour

Financial Report

For every dollar raised, 90 cents is spent on programs and leadership

Sound stewardship of financial resources demonstrated by a clean audit

Accepted as a nonprofit partner of the 1% for the Planet network for results-focused and cost-effective strategies

Donors

Our sincere appreciation to the individual, foundation, and corporate donors who have made our work possible.

Planned Gifts

Anne Gordon Keidel Trust
Charles and Mary Dankmeyer

$25,000+

Anonymous (3)
The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation
Bunting Family Foundation
Campbell Foundation
explore.org
The Helena Foundation
Farvue Foundation
Bob and Chris Friend
Turney McKnight
Merrill Family Foundation
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
REI
Wallace Genetic Foundation

$15,000-$24,999

Bancroft Foundation
Foundation for PA Watersheds
Richard Scobey
The Shared Earth Foundation

$10,000-$14,999

Charles and Mary Dankmeyer
Paul Hagen and Chris Jahnke
Intel Corporation
James M. and Margaret V. Stine Foundation
Lancaster County Conservancy
Piedmont Environmental Council
Anne Scott

$1,000-$9,999

Anonymous
Edward and Kathleen Allenby
Bob Baugh
Scott and Nancy Beatty
Benchworks
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
The Brick Companies
Central National-Gottesman Foundation
Cherry Bekaert, LLP
Chesapeake Contracting Group
Civil War Trust
Kevin and Katie Cooke
Jane Cooper and Philip Angell
Wilton and Mary Bruce Corkern
Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation
Jane Danowitz
Leslie Delagran and Mark McConnell
Nick Dilks
Elinor Farquhar
Richard Franyo
Betty M. Garrand
Phil and Meri Gibbs
Glen’s Garden Market
Michael Hankin
Stephen F. Harper
Herrington Harbour North
Herrington on the Bay LTD
Hogan Lovells
Glenn and Barbara Jackson
Joe and Martha Janney
John G. & Jean R. Gosnell Foundation, Inc.
The Kinsley Foundation
Sally Kleberg
Randy Larrimore and Cathy Teare Cutright
Lucie Lehmann
Martin Architectural Group
Jeffery More and Helen Quick
David and Kim Morrow
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
John and Sue Neely
Pat and Nancy Noonan
Olin Corporation Charitable Trust
Anna and Leonard Pfeiffer
Ed and Kathy Quinn
Eddie and Meghan Quinn
Ann Rose
Ryna & Melvin Cohen Family Foundation, Inc.
Thomas D. Scott
Truman and Nellie Semans
Charles Stek
Stephenson Pope Babcock Foundation
Edward L. Strohbehn Jr.
Virginia Environmental Endowment
Hill and Alice Wellford
Jean and Gordon Wells
Doug Wheeler
Bruce Wiltsie and Bill Davenport

Great Blue Heron Club ($500-$999)

The Allayne and Douglas Wick Foundation
A.J. Bowden
Chad and Jody Couser
Melissa Ehrenreich
Holly Evans
George Eysymontt
Garden Club of Twenty, Inc.
John Kaul Greene
Gil Grosvenor
Verna Harrison and Bob Pelrine
James L. Jarvis
Joseph McCauley
Ed McMahon
Mark Mobley and Magda Westerhout Mobley
James and Elizabeth Morley
Mark and Karen Perreault
Nat Reed
Daniel L. Ridout, MD
Daniel Sakura and Angela Kramer
Simon Sidamon-Eristoff
Pat Smerdzinski
Peter and Melissa Smith
Kristin Sorensen
Robert Stanton
Bruce and Betsy Stefany
Roger and Sally Stobbart
John and Kimberly Thacker

Eagle Club ($250-$499)

Scott and Kathy Allan
Alpha Engineering
Bruce Armistead
Ann Bissell
Susan Borschel
Peter Bungay
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County
Joel Dunn
Joan Fennekohl
Susan French
Kyle and Anne German
Pamela Gregory
John and Michele Griffin
Ed Haile
Joanne Herman
Margaret and Edward Jackson
Megan Lamb
Glennda Lockard
Main Street America Group
Joseph and Anne Maroon
Dennis W. Meadowcroft
Microsoft Corporation
Susan Moerschel
Kathy Moore
Sara Morningstar and Philip Katz
Brendan O’Neill
Audrey Pendleton
James Reid and Elizabeth Reid
Robert Reisner
Susan Rogers
Janet and James Ross
Paul Sarbanes
Bill and Wendy Schickler
Kurt and Leslie Schwoppe
Bob and Leah Shepherd
John and Lisa Sherwood
Jimmy Slaughter
Doug and Lynn Smarte
Daniel Stack
Michael Stack
Thomas Straehle
Amy Stump
David Wye
Mark Young and Rachel Carren

Osprey Club ($100-$249)

Anonymous (4)
Nancy Alexander
Jack and Lori Arnold
Robert and Susan Artigiani
Randy and Art Baker
Peter Bance
Gordon Binder
Cheryl Bishop
Steve and Clare Blaine
Alexis Blake
Bridget and James Blake
Karl Blankenship and Kathleen Gaskell-Blankenship
Curtis Bohlen
Posey and Bill Boicourt
David and Suzanne Boyd
Bruce Bugbee
C. Allen Bush and Luise Graff
Rebecca Byrd
Bob and Jona Capra
John and Anna Castle
Joseph Cordone
Lillie-bug and Ken Crowley
Gene Cunningham
Paula A. Degen
Heather DeHeer
Nancy Dentz
Mary Clare Duffy
Barbara Earley
Mrs. Samuel A. Elder
Sarah Elder
Four Rivers Garden Club of Annapolis
Bob and Lois Gajdys
Sarah Gallen
Linda Gaydos
David Geisel
David and Rebecca Genshaw
Diane Godstrey
Cynthia Wagner Golliday
Michael Goralski
Mary Greiner
Karl and Maureen Grizio
Mike Grubert
Julia B. Hale
Chris and Meg Hankin
Corbin Harwood
Nancy Horne
Nina Rodale Houghton
Hope Howard
Joyce Huber
Barbara C. Huntsman
Sallie Jackson
Joseph and Catherine Janssens
Destry Jarvis
Elizabeth Johnson
Wallis Kelbaugh
Margaret D. Keller
Dick Lahn
Ruth Lane
Rebecca Lawson
Carol Leach
Charles and Leslie Leaver
Patrick Leech
Ruby Lehman
Simma and Ron Liebman
Thomas E. Lovejoy
Fred and Jean Lucas
George and Mandy Mahoney
Pamela Marks
Bob Marshall
Bruno and Grace Mattiello
Timothy McBride
Merck Foundation
Martin and Valentina Miller
David and Lisa Mills
Robert and Eileen Moore
Carolyn Mulcahy
Barbara L. Murphy
The Honorable W. Tayloe Murphy Jr. and Mrs. Murphy
Tracey Norberg
Jeffrey Norris
Catherine North
Nancy O’Brien
Keith O’Connor and Jill Isenbarger
Osprey Sisters
Steve and Polly Percy
Bethany Phillips
Elizabeth Pippin
Ann and Eliot Powell
John and Barbara Reynolds
Bob and Joan Rich
Tack and Catherine Richardson
Brenda Rion
Norma Roberts
Dave Robertson
Ruth Robinson
Marina Rogin
Judith Roth
Catherine Rygiel
Jeffrey and Phyllis Sabot
R. Downie and Sally Saussy
John A. and J. Luray Schaffner
John Jay Schwarz
Teresa Seeger
Robert and Audrey Shade
Susan Shingledecker
Dick Shrum
Michael and Catherine Shultz
Bruce Smart
Rick and Jill Springer
Hal and Stephanie Standiford
Gloria Stearns
Judith Stearns
Amy Stolarski
Joan Barton Sundheim
Ann and Eric Swanson
Linda Tatro
Brian and Marjorie Taylor
Parvin Titus
Lorie Tudor
John Turner
Diana Weatherby
Dona and Rick Weingarten
Thacher and Doris White
Sharee Williamson
Barbara Winner
Donna and Bob Zellers

Supporters ($25-$99)

Anonymous (2)
Gary and Barbara Allen
Bruce and Cyndee Archer
Bob Austin
Thomas Badenoch
Maureen Barrett
Preston Bascom
Bonnie Becker
Cynthia Bickford
Stephen Bilanow and Joyce Duffy-Bilanow
Charles and Mary Beth Brown
David G. Burke
Patricia Bush
Bill and Helga Butler
William and Marion Butler
Kelly Caulfield
Barbara Cook
Anthony and Sandra Crute
Douglas Cunningham
Jennifer DeLancey
Betty Anne Dinker
Andrew Dinsmore
Barbara Elkins
Charles Evans
Kathy Felmey
Richard and Lorraine Fleming
Iris Fox
Susan Gentleman
Charles Glenn
Ann Graziano
Linda Griffin
Stephen Griffith
Daniel Haas
Jill and Ridge Hall
Steven Halpern
Hannah Hamill
Carol and Woody Hearn
Joanne Hedeman
Eloise Hendrixson
Danalee Henkart
Herbert Hennings
Nancy Hisky
Mary Holthaus
IBM Corporation
Bud Jenkins
Evan Jensen
Martha Johnston
Joanne Juskus
Joan Kaplan
Elsa Katana

Tom and Julia Kemp
Carolyn Kennedy
Lisa Kenyon
Emilie Knud-Hansen
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Koons, Jr.
James Kosmides
Steve Kover
Cynthia Langhirt
Shirley Lavin
Glenda Lee
Jean LeGros
Catherine Lewis
Rob Lewis
Steve Lindblom
Theodore Lingelbach
Matt Lockwood
Connie Ludvigsen
Judith Mabry
Judith MacLellan
Leslie Magalis
Michael Martin
E. Jane Menzel
Julia Metcalf
Ed and Eileen Mowle
Kathy Nash
David Nemazie
Michael Norton
Linda Oakey
John Oliva
Richard Oliver
Sammy Orlando
Mark Outten
Lane Page
Kent and Phoebe Palcanis
Lori Pelech
Reed Perry
George Phillips
Paul and Susan Potyraj
Andre Putnam
Glen Pyles
Gary A. Reisman
Ronald Riebman
Craig and Joyce Riley
Arthur Robinson
Margaret Rogers
Lesley Ross
Mia Ryan
Ms. Betty Sue Salvia
Douglas Sanford
Dan and Becky Scherr
Jane H. Scott
Howard Shaker
Bridget Ball Shaw
Maggie Sheppard
Glenna Simmons
Sarah Wilde Sinnott
Beth Smith
Mary Ann Smith
Patty Smith
Sarah Stolte
Bill and Eleanor Strietman
Bill and Carol Titus
Anthony Trenkle
Ted and Jeanne Trott
Joan Vogel
Caity Wallace
Betty Lou Ward
Raymond and Tara Wenzel
Lisa and Eric Whisenhunt
Darlene and Patrick Wilson
Deborah Wissel
David Yang
Abigail Yee

Monthly Donors

Melissa Ehrenreich
Hope Howard
Shirley Lavin
Lucie Lehmann
Dave Robertson
Peter and Melissa Smith
Kristin Sorensen
Thomas Straehle

In-Kind Gifts

Christian Graphic Solutions
Creative Xpressions
Bryan Samuel
Total Wine & More
Craig Turner
Turner Sculpture

Matching Gifts

IBM Corporation
Intel Corporation
Olin Corporation Charitable Trust
Main Street America Group
Merck Foundation
Microsoft Corporation
Pew Charitable Trusts

Donation Honorees (Donor in parentheses)

George Badenoch and Olga Melbardis (Thomas Badenoch)
Kate Baker (Parvin Titus)
Carolyn Black (Bridget Ball Shaw)
Caroline Coogan (Megan Lamb)
Joseph and Genevieve Coyle (Judith Roth)
Melissa and Jeremy Ehrenreich (Pamela Gregory)
Einstein, the Great Blue Heron (Barbara Winner)
Peter Jensen (Evan Jensen)
Captain Kern and First Mate Susan Gauvey (Judith MacLellan)
Randall Larrimore’s birthday (Doug and Lynn Smarte)
Randall Larrimore’s dedication to the Chesapeake Conservancy (Cathy Teare Cutright)
Debbie & Greg Leber (Rob Lewis)
Lauren Naccarelli (Maggie Sheppard)
Patrick Noonan (Joel Dunn)
James F. Norton (Michael Norton)
Chancellor Oliver (Richard Oliver)
Osprey Cam (Mary Holthaus)
Larry Page (Lane Page)
Naomi Rothenberg (Abigail Yee)
Sandy (Catherine Rygiel)
Rick Scobey (Margaret D. Keller)
Bernice Shaker (Howard Shaker)
Charlie Stek (Sara Morningstar and Philip Katz)
Tom and Audrey (Sallie Jackson)
Sen. John W. Warner (Tack and Catherine Richardson)
Donna Williams (Patricia Bush)

In Memoriam Honorees (Donor in parentheses)

Bill Ashe (Joseph McCauley)
Kenneth A. Campbell (Judith Stearns)
Charles & Marie (David Geisel)
Rody Davies (Joseph and Catherine Janssens)
Walter Earley (Daniel Stack)
Jim & Aiko Geehan (Connie Ludvigsen)
John Higgins II (Downie and Sally Saussy)
Jack Kelbaugh (Wallis Kelbaugh)
Thelma Wright Moerschel (Susan Moerschel)
Tony Panitz (Joanne Juskus)
Renny (Michael Martin)
Catherine Rygiel’s mom, who loved birds (Catherine Rygiel)
Robert Shevchik (Norma Roberts)
Terry L. Williams (Linda Oakey)
M. Gordon (Reds) Wolman (Elsa Katana)

Government and Organizational Partners

Bancroft Foundation
Chesapeake Bay Trust
Colony Cove, LLC
Community Foundation of Northern Virginia
Ecosystem Investment Partners
Esri
Fauquier County Department of Community Development
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Grayce B. Kerr Fund, Inc.
James River Association
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Microsoft Corporation
Mt. Cuba Center
National Forests in Florida, U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
National Park Service – Chesapeake Bay Office
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Region 5 Office
Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust

About the Chesapeake Conservancy

Chesapeake Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland. We are conservation entrepreneurs. We believe that the Chesapeake is a national treasure that should be accessible for everyone and a place where wildlife can thrive. We use technology to enhance the pace and quality of conservation, and we help build parks, trails, and public access sites. We have embraced the National Park Service’s Chesapeake Gateways and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail as an inspiration and framework for our work in the region. The Conservancy works in close partnership with the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other federal, state, and local agencies, private foundations, and corporations to advance conservation.

Contact Info

716 Giddings Avenue Suite 42
Annapolis, MD 21401
(443) 321 3610
info@chesapeakeconservancy.org








Photo Credits

Cover Slide: “Osprey Feeding Juveniles” Mike Weiss, “Kayaker near Matapeake Pier” Joan D’Ottavio, “Fisherman” Peter Turcik, “Dolphins by Chesapeake Bay Bridge” David Sites, “Group at Mallows Bay” Peter Turcik, “Rappahannock Tribe Member Drumming” Peter Turcik, “Kayak Practice on Land” Chesapeake Bay Program

Letter from the Chairman and the President: Peter Turcik

Organizational Achievements: “Visit to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park” Peter Turcik, “Conservation Innovation Center Image” Conservation Innovation Center, “Ghost Ship at Mallows Bay” Peter Turcik, “Fones Cliffs Drone Image” Jeffrey Allenby

Your Gift Today: “Child” Jonathan Hudson

2017 Accomplishments: “Rappahannock Tribe Chief Anne Richardson” Peter Turcik, “Tree Planting” Peter Turcik, “Conowingo Dam” Chesapeake Bay Program, “Jeffrey Allenby and Cassandra Pallai at Esri International Users Conference” Esri, “Visitors to Roving Ranger” and “Roving Ranger” Peter Turcik, “Osprey Chicks” Craig Koppie