Photo Contest - Top 5 Photos
The top 5 photos are displayed below. The first place photo will be
revealed on the cover of our 2013 report card in early March - stay
tuned!!Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite photo for the cover of our report card. Over 200 people voted on 45 photos. In case you missed it, click here to view all the photos.Thank you to everyone who submitted photos! They are all gorgeous and inspiring. We would like the opportunity to use them in future outreach materials - properly credited, of course. If, however, you submitted a photo to this contest but do not want us to use it in other materials, we are happy to oblige. Please email Isabel ...
Posted Feb 4, 2014, 1:37 PM by Isabel Junkin
CRA welcomes new Executive Director and Associate Director
We are excited to welcome Anna Wolgast as the new Executive Director of the Chester River Association.Anna
joined CRA as a member of the Board of Directors in September 2012,
and has been serving as Acting Executive Director since early September
2013. We are excited to officially welcome Anna to the team. As
Executive Director, Anna will manage all staff, programs, advocacy
initiatives, community outreach, and fundraising efforts.In the fall of 2012, Anna
taught an environmental course at Washington College as an adjunct
professor. Before moving to Chestertown full-time, Anna worked at the
Environmental Protection Agency as the Deputy General Counsel of EPA and
then as an appeals judge on EPA's Environmental Appeals Board. Prior to ...
Posted Nov 21, 2013, 11:49 AM by Isabel Junkin
CRA Welcomes New Riverkeeper
The Chester River Association welcomes Isabel Junkin as the
new Chester Riverkeeper, effective November 15th.
Isabel joined CRA in June of 2011 as Policy and
Communications Specialist. In this position she encouraged our local and State
representatives to act as stewards of the river and worked for strong
legislation to protect our waterways. Isabel has been instrumental in a number
of the organization’s communications and outreach efforts, including designing
the monthly e-newsletter and leading CRA's Marylanders Grow Oysters program.
Isabel has a Master in Environmental Management from Duke University and a
Bachelor of Science from Bucknell University. We are excited to have her on the
CRA team as Riverkeeper.
Isabel follows David Foster, Chester Riverkeeper since ...
Posted Oct 21, 2013, 12:44 PM by Isabel Junkin
Say NO to Large Development on the Banks of the Chester
The Chester River Association is committed to protecting the health and vitality of the Chester River. Right now, that means saying NO to a huge development right on the banks of the river.The
battle over the proposed Four Seasons development on Kent Island has
been going on for 10 years. It is a complex issue, so we want to share
the most important points with you:1. A development of this size and density should not be placed right on the banks of the river - period. The
Critical Area - land within 1,000 feet of tidal waters - is "Critical"
because it provides a buffer that protects our waters from what we do on
the land. Placing a large development ...
Posted Oct 17, 2013, 1:15 PM by Isabel Junkin
Living River Event Series
The Chester River Association and Chestertown RiverArts are partnering
to present a series of three events celebrating the Living River and the impact
it has on the community as a whole as well as on the individual. Each
event approaches the theme with a different format - a
lecture/discussion, an art exhibit, and an evening of music. Please join us to
celebrate our Chester River! For more information, visit www.chesterriverassociation.org
The River as a Muse - Friday, Oct. 25, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Free! @ CRA officeJoin us to hear local artists discuss how they draw inspiration from the
river. Hear from Marcy Dunn Ramsey, painter; Meredith Davies Hadaway, poet; and
Marilee Schumann, sculptor ...
Posted Oct 14, 2013, 8:05 AM by Isabel Junkin
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