Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA) is pleased to announce that Matt Henjum joined CLA as its first Staff Attorney this week. Matt will be working directly with our network of volunteer attorneys and Bay watershed communities in securing pro bono legal assistance for CLA referred matters. Prior to joining CLA, Matt spent four and a half […]
A consent decree was entered February 10 in the enforcement action brought by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the South River Federation (SRF) against the owners of a former dump and landfill for illegal storage of over 100,000 scrap tires in violation of state scrap tire and water pollution control laws. The […]
See summary of ruling (provided by Chesapeake Bay Foundation) and the full Opinion.
CLA Board Member, Ridge Hall (Washington, DC), was recently selected by the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture as a member of the Agricultural Certainty Oversight Committee. The committee will develop the regulations necessary to implement the Agricultural Certainty Program and will make recommendations as they continue to evaluate the program. The program offers certainty that farmers […]
The Cabin Branch Stream Restoration project will completely re-engineer the stream’s hydrology to ultimately restore the stream, allowing its water to flow gradually toward the Severn River and percolate into the groundwater. You can find more about the Cabin Branch Restoration Project HERE. CLA Executive Director, Jackie Guild (left), at the Cabin Branch Stream Restoration […]
Chesapeake Legal Alliance was proud to hang its first annual flower basket in participation of May Day 2013. Each year, residents and businesses throughout downtown Annapolis uphold a hometown tradition of hanging fresh cut flower baskets on their door in hopes to win the prize of best May Day flower basket in the city. This […]
Instead of a major residential and commercial projects being constructed on the Bay, hundreds of acres of conservation area in Northumberland County, VA were placed in preservation in 2012. The proposed development project would have destroyed migratory bird habitat, oyster bars, and other wildlife habitat as well as degraded inland waterways. Victory comes after a […]
PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 29, 2011 – For Immediate Release / PR2011-2 Contact: Terri Bartos Eckert, Communications Coordinator (410) 216-9441 email@example.com CHESAPEAKE LEGAL ALLIANCE GETS UNDERWAY WITH NEW STAFF Annapolis, MD August 29, 2011. The Chesapeake Legal Alliance (CLA), a non-profit organization that coordinates pro bono legal services for groups working to protect the Chesapeake Bay, […]