Waterkeepers Chesapeake


Betsy Nicholas
[email protected]
(202) 423-0504

WATERKEEPERS® Chesapeake is a coalition of nineteen independent programs working to make the waters of the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays swimmable and fishable. Waterkeepers Chesapeake amplifies the voices of each Waterkeeper and mobilizes these organizations to fight pollution and champion clean water. The members of Waterkeepers Chesapeake work locally, using grassroots action and advocacy to protect their communities and their waters. They work regionally to share resources and leverage individual organization strengths to expand each Waterkeeper’s capacity for on the water, citizen-based enforcement of environmental laws in the Chesapeake region.

Betsy Nicholas has more than 16 years of experience in environmental law and policy, and before joining Waterkeepers Chesapeake in December 2012, she worked as a trial attorney in the Natural Resources Section of the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of United States Department of Justice, focused on regulatory takings. Betsy received her J.D. cum laude from Tulane University Law School with a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law, and her B.S. in Botany/Ecology from University of Florida.


6930 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park, Maryland 20912